Correct a death registration

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What corrections can be made

You cannot change a death certificate once it’s been issued, but you can apply to get a note added to the original entry in the death register.

You can then get an updated certificate issued that shows this note.

Corrections to a death registration can only be made when the information is wrong (for example a mistake in spelling a person’s name).

What the correction looks like

The original information will always be shown in the death register. After the correction has been authorised, a note will be added to the margin of the register. This will explain what the correct information is and when the correction was made.

If you apply for a new death certificate, the note containing the correct information will be in the margin.