From 1 January 2021, Rochdale Register Office will no longer be located within Rochdale Town Hall. It is moving to a new home at Number One Riverside in Rochdale town centre as the town hall is closing for renovations.
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Re-registration means making a new record in the birth register. A birth can be re-registered at any time by the natural parents. It can be done at any Register Office in the United Kingdom.
When you may need to re-register a birth
There are 2 situations that may result in you asking for your child's birth to be re-registered:
- If your child was originally registered with no father’s details in the entry and you have not married since but you now wish to add them, a new birth record can be made to add the natural father's name and details. Please be aware that in this case both parents need to attend the re-registration appointment together. Complete and return
form GRO 185.
- If you have married the other parent of your child since the birth (even if the natural father's details were originally entered in the birth register), you are legally required to re-register the birth. The new entry will show the new status of both you and your child. Complete and return