You can only correct a birth certificate when the information on the certificate is wrong (eg a mistake was made when recording a parent’s occupation). There is a fee payable for this service.
Unfortunately, you can’t change a birth certificate to show new information (eg changing your name after getting married again). But you can apply to re-register the birth if the natural parents get married at a later date.
Visit the GOV.UK website to find out:
- what corrections can be made
- who can apply
- how to apply
- how much it costs
- how long an application takes