A Correction of error is procedure to amend an error of fact on a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate.
When registering a child it is important that the mother’s correct name is entered on her child’s Birth Record, however this practice is not often followed. Often the mother enters her pet name and not her correct name as on her birth certificate. This can be amended by carrying out the procedure of a correction of error. Using mother’s birth certificate.
- Secure application form the website.
- To conduct a Correction of Error application form must be completed, the application form will ask for information on the child’s birth, such as name, date of birth, place of birth and date and place of registration. The process will also require mother’s Birth Certificate and ID.
- The School Record Form must be completed by the present Principal of the First Primary School mother attended and the particulars must be taken from the School’s Admission Register. Where there are no available records a letter from Principal of the school must be submitted.
- A joint statutory declaration must be completed by the mother/father or by a relative having knowledge of the birth. The declarants is required to be at least ten (10) years older than the person and must state his or her age and relationship to the individual, and state the nature of error to be corrected. Special arrangement may be made in respect of the elderly and physically challenged
- This declaration must then be signed by the declarants in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.
- A certified copy of mother’s birth certificate is required.
- The Baptismal or Christening Form (Form J) must be completed by the present minister of the assembly /church/synagogue where the person was baptized or christened in infancy and the particulars must be taken from the Church Baptismal Register.
- A list of all children born (whether now alive or deceased) to the mother must be submitted, giving the full name, district, parish and year of the birth of each child.
After the application will be vetted and a date is set for an interview with the parents. If the interview is successful then mother’s correct name will be entered on child’s record.
In the event a person is making an application on behalf of another who is living overseas or who is sick or unable to attend the office, an authorization letter or a Power of Attorney and a valid form of identification of the applicant/customer is required. The Power of Attorney is to be stamped at the Stamp Office at 111 Harbour Street, Kingston, Jamaica then recorded in the Island Record Office at the Registrar General’s before it can be used.
The cost of applying for a Correction of Error is
$2,200.00 Regular service (two copies) will be delivered within 6weeks after the interview
$2,950.00 7-day service (two copies) will be delivered within 7-Days after the interview
$5,200.00 Express service (2 copies) will be delivered within 3-Days after the interview