You may apply (by post, or in person) to correct an entry for a NSW registration. This does not include: changing a child's name; adding a parent's details; or amending "family history" records.
Apply to correct an entry
Provide supporting documents if a certificate contains an error to be corrected. Photocopies confirming the correct information may include;
All documents except foreign passports must be current. Photocopies must be certified as true copies of the original by a qualified witness* (e.g. Justice of the Peace; notary public; legal practitioner with current practising certificate; person authorised to administer an oath under Section 26 of the Oaths Act 1900).
All certificates with incorrect information must be surrendered to the Registry.
Registry records are historic documents and can usually only be amended to reflect information that was correct at the time of the event. Names or addresses of parents, their ages, occupations or places of birth or marriage will not be updated to reflect more recent circumstances.
Cost for standard certificate
Your request will be assessed by a Registry officer who will contact you if further information is required.
Correction of a certificate: Turnaround time
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