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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003 - SECT 14
Re-registering a relevant event
(1) This section applies if—
(a) a person’s birth was registered in
(b) a person’s adoption was registered under the
Adoption of Children Act 1964 or this Act; or
(c) a person’s parentage is
changed by a parentage order; or
(d) a person’s parentage is changed by a
cultural recognition order and registered under this Act.
(2) The registrar
must re-register a person’s relevant event when the reassignment of the
person’s sex is noted under this Act.
(3) The registrar may re-register a
person’s relevant event if—
(a) the registrar decides that, because of the
number of notes on the entry, it would be desirable to re-register the
relevant event; or
(b) the registrar receives an application, in the approved
form, to re-register the person’s relevant event after a change of the
person’s name has been noted under this Act.
(4) An application to
re-register a person’s relevant event may only be made by—
(a) if the
person is an adult—the person; or
(b) if the person is a minor—a parent
or guardian of the person.
(5) The registrar re-registers a person’s
relevant event by—
(a) duplicating the information in the entry for the
person’s relevant event (the
"closed entry" ) in a new entry in the relevant child register, other than
information that has been superseded, and without indicating what information
has been superseded; and
If the registrar is re-registering a
birth consequent on the change of a person’s surname from Smith to Jones,
the information in the new entry would be the same as in the old entry except
that the person’s surname would appear as Jones.
(b) noting on the
(i) that the relevant event has been re-registered; and
a reference to the new entry; and
(c) noting on the new entry—
(i) that the
new entry was made under this section; and
(ii) a reference to the
(6) A certificate issued by the registrar from the new entry—
(a) if the person’s sex has been reassigned under this Act—
(i) must show
the person’s reassigned sex; and
(ii) must not include a statement or other
clear indication to the effect that a reassignment of the person’s sex has
been noted in the register; or
(b) if the person’s name has been changed
under this Act—must not show the person’s name that was in the
closed entry before a change of name was noted in the closed entry.
registrar may issue a certificate from the closed entry.
(8) However, if the
closed entry relates to a person whose sex has been reassigned, the registrar
may issue a certificate to only the following persons—
(a) the person;
a child of the person;
(c) a parent of the person, if the person is a child;
(d) a person prescribed under a regulation.
(9) Subsection (8) is subject to
the Adoption Act 2009 , section 290 .
(10) In this section—
"relevant event" , for a person, means the most recent of the following events
for the person—
(c) change of parentage under a
(d) change of parentage under a cultural recognition order.
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