Sometimes mistakes can be made on a certificate that we issue. It may be possible to correct that mistake, but we can only do so to registrations that were originally made in Northamptonshire.
What does it cost?
If it is our mistake then there is no charge, but please be aware that during your appointment the registrar will ask you to check the information carefully and sign the register entry to say it's correct (apart from the section recording the deceased's cause of death).
If it is the customer's mistake then the fee to consider the correction application will be up to £90. Please note that consideration does not guarantee that the correction application will be accepted.
How do I get it changed?
If you think that information on a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership certificate is wrong, you will need to provide evidence from the time of the registration showing the correct information.
When you have collected the evidence that you need to support your request for a correction, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- your name, address, telephone number and email address
- the name(s), date and type of certificate that you would like correcting
- details of the correction to be made
- details of the evidence that you will be submitting to support your request
Depending on the circumstances, the correction may or may not be simple to make, so
we will contact you to discuss your case in more detail and explain what happens next.
Please note we cannot accept correction applications for the section recording the deceased's cause of death.