Making changes to the original registration certificate

Once a registration has been completed it becomes a legal document. To make a change on your certificate you must show evidence a mistake was made at the time of registration.

Fees to make a correction on your certificate:

  • referred to the General Register Office: 
    •  the charge is £99 plus the price of new certificates
  • Barnet Register Office corrections:
    •  the charge is £83 plus the price of new certificates

Changing or adding forenames (first name)

This can only be done within 12 months from the date of registration.

If you need to change the forename on your child's certificate you will need to fill out a Space 17 / Certificate of naming form and make a payment.

Payment is £44


Barnet Register office
Hendon Town Hall
The Burroughs

Telephone: 020 8359 6400

Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm