It is the customer’s responsibility to check that the details in a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership registration are correct at the time of the registration. Corrections to a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership can only be made if the information is wrong on the certificate. An error can only be changed in accordance with the legal procedures.
How to correct an error
If you find a mistake in a certificate you should contact the Register Office who hold the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership entry. If the record is held by Leeds Register Office, please call us on 0113 2224408. The Registrar will advise you how to correct the certificate as you may need to provide evidence of the correct details. Alternatively you can find out more about correcting a certificate, including application form downloads on the GOV.UK website (see External links).
Depending on the type of error we may need to copy your documents and refer your application to the General Register Office for their approval. You may also need to visit the register office to witness the correction after we have received approval.
Once an error has been corrected you will be able to buy a new certificate.