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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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​Changing your child's name

If you're re-registering your child's surname after getting married you can ask to add or remove any forename at the same time. You can also change your child's name up to a year after they're born.

To change your child's name both parents need to visit the registrar of the parish your child was born and take:

  • your child's original birth certificate
  • your own ID
  • your marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • a fee of £89.31 (this includes £31.52 for a replacement birth certificate)

You'll be asked to fill out a form so that the parish registrar can re-register the birth and issue a new certificate.

Any fees paid to the Superintendent Registrar are non-refundable.

Parish registrars

The Office of the Superintendent Registrar is now registering all births across the island except for St Brelade.

Contact St Brelade's Parish Hall if you need to register a birth for this parish.

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