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Correct a birth registration

You can apply for a birth registration correction when the information is wrong, for example if a mistake was made when recording a parent’s occupation. The government website will provide information on how to correct a birth registration.

The government website will provide information on how to add a father’s name to a birth certificate.

First names can be changed within one year of the registration of the birth by baptism or certificate of naming.

It costs £75 or £90 to apply to correct a mistake in a birth registration, payment is via debit or credit card.

To correct a birth registration or change a first name, you need to book an appointment with us. Email registrars@iow.gov.uk.

Contact information

Registrars

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Appointments 9am to 4.30pm.