Corrections In Birth Certificate
To Err is human!!!
It is quite possible to have some errors in the name, address, date of birth etc in the birth certificate. The government is trying to minimize those cases of incorrect data in the certificate by introducing online system, where the details of the person whose birth is going to be registered is entered by that person itself or any other who is concerned. They can verify the data submitted and also can have a printed output of what they have submitted.
Still if there is an error in any field, please make sure to correct that mistake as soon as possible. This is very important because the Birth Certificate is a vital record of a person. This is the first certificate a person can collect. For obtaining any other certificate, this has to be submitted and it acts as the foundation of the person’s identity.
So enough care has to be given for the data in the certificate as this is the first legal document which one will get in his name.
To summarize, if you find any mistakes in your birth certificate data, please contact the registrar’s office where your certificate was issued. It will not take much time for making the correction. You have to submit supporting documents for making the change. If your registrar’s office is computerized, it won’t take more than an hour to get it corrected.
Once the correction in the certificate is made, you will be issued with a duplicate birth certificate immediately.