Frequently Asked Questions

Can the details be changed if a court has issued a Declaration of Parentage since the original registration?

When a court in England or Wales issues a Declaration of Parentage since the original registration, a copy is sent to Corrections and Re-registration Section at the General Register Office in Southport within 21 days, and the birth may be re-registered to show the findings of the court. To find out how to apply for a Declaration of Parentage, you should contact a solicitor or the Chief Clerk at your local Magistrates or County Court.