If a birth is registered by unmarried parents who subsequently marry, they must make an appointment to re-register the child.

If the father's details were not entered into the birth register at the time of initial birth registration they can be added later by re-registering the birth. Both parents would have to complete an application form and attend an appointment.

There is no time limit on re-registration and it is free.

There may be other options in certain cases.

Contact the Register Office

Page last updated: 29 January, 2013