Register a birth

Re-registration of a birth to add a natural father

A birth can be re-registered to add the natural father’s details if he was not present for the initial registration where the parents are unmarried.

The ‘GRO185’ application form and guidance on the documentary evidence required for re-registering a child to add natural father’s details can be found online at GOV.UK

All re-registrations are by prior appointment which take place at Rotherham Register Office. Make a booking.

The address for the register office is:

Rotherham Register Office
Riverside House
Main Street
South Yorkshire
S60 1AE


You must ensure you arrive on time for your appointment, if you are late, you will not be seen and will need to re-arrange your appointment. If you do not bring the completed application or correct documentary evidence to the appointment, the registration officer will advise you what is needed and make you a new appointment.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please follow the link in your confirmation email to do so. If your original booking time has passed, online rescheduling will not be possible, and you will need to contact the register office by telephone on 01709 823542 to reschedule.

It is important that all information is checked carefully by yourselves prior to signing, you will sign the register to agree the information is true to the best of your knowledge and belief.

For errors identified after signing the register entry, a formal application must be made for correction of the entry, supporting documentary evidence be provided and a statutory consideration fee of between £75 and £90 paid. All corrections are considered by the Superintendent Registrar or Registrar General as appropriate. There is no guarantee a correction will be made.


Please note, there is no public parking, other than disabled parking, directly outside Riverside House. There are several car parks nearby. The nearest public car park to Riverside House is the Statutes. Find details of all available parking facilities.