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Re-registering a birth

Your child's birth can be re-registered if you wish to add the natural father's details or if you have married each other since the birth.

Adding the natural father's details

If you are unmarried and would like the natural father's details added to the birth record, you need to re-register the birth so that a new birth record can be created showing the father's details.

The natural parents have married each other since the birth

If you have married each other since the birth, you can re-register the birth so that a new birth record can be created showing your marriage.

How to re-register a birth

In certain circumstances a re-registration can be dealt with by any registration office but more complex applications will be dealt with by National Records of Scotland. Please contact your local registration office for more information.