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    • Tiffany
      Got married 31 months ago
      Posted: Dec 1st 2016
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    When we registered our son (jan 2016) we were told that if we got married we would have to re-register our sons birth. I have just looked on the government website and it says if the parents marry after the child is born they are required to re-register the birth to have the natural father’s details added to the birth record.

    My H2B is already on the birth certificate and I signed papers giving him full parental rights, so do we still have to re-register his birth after our wedding ?
    • Wundatigga
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 1st 2016
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    You don't have to no. The only reason for doing so is if you want your name to show on his birth certificate as your new married name - otherwise it can just stay as it is :)


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    • Glitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 2nd 2016
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    I never got mine re registered, don't think you do, especially if he's already on it.

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    • SarahJ102
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 15th 2017
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    It is a legal requirement to re-register a child whose natural parents marry each other after the child was born.
    It does not change the legal status of any of the parties involved, but you are none the less required to do it.
    The new birth certificate proves that your child is now legitimate.
    Hope that helps!
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