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Amending a Birth Registration

SPELLING CORRECTIONS

 BIRTH CERTIFICATES:

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A birth certificate is prepared from a person’s birth registration.

If a name is incorrectly spelt the correction must be made on the birth registration.

HOW TO EFFECT SPELLING CORRECTION

UNDER TWELVE (12) MONTHS OLD

If the correction is required for a new born who has not attained one year of age the parent(s) must visit a General Register Office, to fill out an amendment form requesting a new name or correct the one(s) already recorded.

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ONE YEAR AND OLDER

If the correction requested, does not alter the pronunciation of the name, you must request the change by way of a sworn affidavit.

Example:-   Alli to read Ally or Ali

                           Sharran to Sharon

                           Eon to Eyon, Ian

                           Shawn to Sean , Shaun

NO NAME(S) GIVEN

CHILDREN UNDER ONE (1) YEAR OF AGE

Parents can have the name inserted at any General Register Office by filling out an Amendment Form.
Not Stated

NO NAME GIVEN AT REGISTRATION

ONE (1) YEAR OLD AND OVER

If NOT STATED is shown on your birth certificate where name of child is required you need to obtain a Court Order from the Magistrate in your district, take the Court Order to the nearest GeneralRegister Office to have your name inserted onto your Birth Registration.

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If you require an additional name on your records, you must obtain a Court Order from the Magistrate in your district and take same to the nearest General Register Office to have same inserted ON your Birth Registration.