Register a birth

Re-registration of a Birth after Parent’s Marriage or Civil Partnership

A birth can also be re-registered if the child’s natural parents have got married or entered a Civil Partnership since the initial registration was completed.

A re-registration application needs to be completed and brought to Rotherham Register Office along with a full birth certificate for the child/children requiring re-registration along with the parent’s marriage or civil partnership certificate.

Please be aware if the parents were married or formed their civil partnership outside England or Wales the matter may need to be referred from the register office to the Registrar General for approval.

Re-registrations are done by appointment only and you will need to contact Rotherham Register Office on (01709) 823542 to make an appointment, only one parent will need to attend.

The application form to re-register a child after marriage or civil partnership can be found here Application to re-register a child’s birth and add the natural father's details - GOV.UK (