When registering a birth, marriage, civil partnership or death you will be asked to check that the information has all been recorded correctly by the registrar before you sign the register confirming it to be accurate. Once signed a legal record is created that cannot be changed other than by the legal correction process. If afterwards you notice that there is an error in the information recorded, it may be possible to get it corrected, however you will need to pay the statutory correction fee and supply suitable evidence to request a correction.
There are two statutory fees for the consideration of corrections:
Corrections that can be authorised locally at the register office cost £75
Corrections that have to be authorised by the Registrar General cost £90
If you want a new certificate showing the correct details, you will need to pay the statutory certificate fee, currently £11 each.
The consideration fee is non-refundable should the correction not be authorised.
If you want further help and advice on applying to make a correction, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01384 815373 Please note our lines are quieter in the afternoons
or if the event to be corrected occurred outside the Dudley Borough please contact the register office for that district or the General Register Office for England and Wales.
General Register Office
GRO Casework Team
PO Box 476
Telephone: 0300 123 1837