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How to correct a mistake on a marriage or civil partnership registration, a birth registration or a death registration.
If there is a mistake on a birth registration, you can apply to have it changed. You can apply for a correction if you are the mother or if you are the father (your details must be recorded on the certificate).
You can also apply to change who the recorded father is if you can prove that the man named on the certificate is not the natural father of the child.
You will need to prove that the information provided was wrong at the time of registration. For more information on how to prove the registration was wrong, and the application process, go to correct a birth registration on GOV.UK.
There will be a fee to pay for any correction to a registration. Find out more about fees for making a change to a registration.
Completed applications should be returned to Cumbria registration service at Carlisle Register Office.
When we receive the application for correction we will check if it can be corrected locally or if it requires authorisation from The General Register Office.
If the correction can be made locally, we will contact you to arrange an appointment to attend one of our offices. We will advise what documents you should bring with you to the appointment and the fees that will apply for your correction.
If the application requires approval from The General Register Office, we will call you to explain the next steps and take payment for the correction. We will then send the application on your behalf.
Telephone: 0300 303 2472
Alternatively, you can contact The General Register Office.