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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 death registration, you can apply to have it changed.
You can correct a mistake on a death registration if you are:
If you are not the person who originally registered the death you must provide a letter from that person agreeing to the correction. Failure to do so may delay your application.
The letter should contain their name, address and a contact telephone number and/or email address. We also require documentary evidence of your relationship to the person shown on the original entry.
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 death 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.
This guidance will not apply if you want to correct a death registration which was originally registered following a coroner's inquest. For further advice on how to apply for a correction where there has been an inquest, you should contact the register office for the area where the death occurred.
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.