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Add a parent to a birth registration

You can apply to add a parent’s details to a child’s birth registration that occurred in New South Wales. 

You can apply to add a parent to the birth registration if the birth was registered in NSW.

If the child was born as a result of a fertilisation procedure:

  • both parents must have been in a married or de facto relationship at the time of the procedure, and
  • the parent to be added to the register must have consented to the procedure.

You will receive a birth certificate including both parents.

Complete the Add a parent to a birth application (PDF, 973.81 KB)

Apply by post

If you are applying by post, you must enclose copies of your identity documents certified by a:

Applying in person

Bring your original identity documents with you to a Service NSW service centre.

Foreign language documents must be translated into English by a National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator.

You must provide a least 3 forms of current identification.

  • At least one must be provided from Category 1 and must contain your full name, date of birth and place of birth.
  • At least two must be from Category 2 and 3, or 3 and 4.
  • If you cannot meet these requirements, please contact us
Category Documents
1 If born in Australia:
  • Australian birth certificate

Record of immigration status:

  • Citizenship certificate
  • New Zealand citizenship certificate together with passport
  • New Zealand birth certificate
  • Australian driver's licence
  • Australian passport
  • Firearms licence
  • Foreign passport
  • Proof of age card
  • Medicare card
  • Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs card
  • Security/Crowd control licence
  • Tertiary education institution ID card
  • Recent utility account with current residential address (issued within last 3 months)


Application Fee
Adding parent information to a registration $73
Apply to add a parent to a birth certificate (includes issues of standard birth certificate) $133


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