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Corrections to birth, death and marriage certificates

Last updated 2 October 2014

Which record do you want to correct?

Correct a birth record

For more information read the GOV.UK guidance on correcting a birth registration, including:

  • Applications to apply
  • What documents are needed as proof
  • How long applications take

Application to correct details on a birth registration (22.5 KB PDF file)
Guidance on how to apply for a correction to a birth registration (37.1 KB PDF file)

Correct a marriage record

For more information read the GOV.UK guidance on correcting a marriage registration, including:

  • How to apply
  • What documents are needed as proof
  • How long applications take

Application to correct details on a marriage registration (22.5 KB PDF file)
Guidance on how to apply for a correction to a marriage registration (43.6 KB PDF file)

Correct a death record

For more information read the GOV.UK guidance on correcting a death registration, including:

  • How to apply
  • What documents are needed as proof
  • How long applications take

Application form to correct details on a death registration (22 KB PDF file)
Guidance on how to apply for a correction to a death registration (46.4 KB PDF file)

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for correcting a record.

There is a charge for a new certificate which you can purchase when the correction has been made. The General Register Office (GRO) or the Registrar will notify you when this has happened.

See our fees for copy certificates

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