Re-register a birth
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Re-register a birth

Find out when you must re-register a birth and how to do this.

A child's birth must be re-registered if the biological parents have married each other since the birth of their child, under the Legitimacy Act 1976.

You can also re-register a child's birth to add the biological father's details to the original registration.

How to re-register

If you want to re-register your child's birth, you'll need:

  • a completed re-registration form
  • a marriage certificate, if the biological parents have married each other, or
  • a re-registration form to add the father's details.

You can get a re-registration form at your local register office or download a form from GOV.UK.

Both parents need to fill in and sign the re-registration form, then take it to a Register Office in England or Wales in person to make a re-registration.

Contact us

Email
registrars@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 633744

Address
Poole Registration Service
The Register Office
The Guildhall
Market Street
Poole
BH15 1NF

Opening times
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4.30pm
Friday: 9am to 4pm

Page last updated: 05 July 2017
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