We'll ask you for the following information during the application process:
1. Details of the person on the certificate
As a minimum, we ask for:
- Given name and Family name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth.
2. The original 'Change of name' certificate
We ask you to return the original certificate before we can issue a new, corrected version.
If you return the original certificate
Post the original certificate to our mailing address. Please include your order number.
Once we’ve corrected the record, we’ll send you a new certificate free of charge.
If you can't return the original
You’ll need to provide a Statutory Declaration (External link) explaining why. Learn more about how to digitise and upload documents.
Once we've corrected the record, you'll need to apply for a new change of name certificate. There is a fee for the new certificate.
We recommend that you don’t order a new certificate until we’ve corrected the record.
3. Evidence to support the correction
The evidence we ask for depends on the correction you want to make. Check the 'Evidence required' tab.
For documents in a language other than English, provide an English translation by a qualified translator. Learn more about translated documents.
4. Proof of your identity
One of the easiest ways to prove your identity is by presenting your driver licence (if it confirms your residential address) and your passport.
Alternatively, there are other ways to prove your identity.
If you're applying for a child over 18, you'll also need to provide third-party authority.