The Registry General uses the information from the Form B - Notice of Particulars of Birth to register the baby’s birth. A birth certificate will then be issued to you within ten working days.
If your baby is born on a Bermuda registered ship, the details of the birth will be sent to the Registry General by the Registrar of Shipping. The Registry General will record the birth in the Register of Marine Births.
Correcting a birth record
For a birth record to be corrected, the Registrar General must be provided with a sworn declaration that describes the error and provides the true facts. The declaration must be made and signed by any of the following:
- the father of the child
- the mother of the child
- the person having custody of the child
- any two credible people who have knowledge of the facts.
The declarations referred to above must be sworn before a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Oaths.
A father who was not named in a child’s original birth record may only be added later if:
- he consents to be named on the birth record; or
- a court order declares that he is the father.
When a person dies, a medical practitioner or coroner informs the Registry General using a
. The Notice of Death provides details of the death such as the name of the deceased and the cause of death. The Registry General enters this information into the Register of Deaths.
Correcting a death record
If you want to correct a death record, you have to provide the Registrar General with a sworn declaration that describes the error and gives the facts. The declaration must be sworn before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for Oaths, or the Registrar General, and can be made by any of the following:
- a medical practitioner;
- a coroner, if an inquest is held;
- any two credible persons who have knowledge of the facts.