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BDM service timeframes

Check this page regularly for up-to-date BDM processing times.

We will process your application as soon as possible.

The timeframes below are estimates only. If we need any additional information during processing, we will contact you.

Service timeframes

Application type Estimated timeframe
Birth registration 8 working days
Name change  3 months
Certificate, printout or source document  8 working days
Add or remove a parent’s details on a birth record 1 month
Investigate a potential error on a record 5 months
Apostille or authentication 7 working days

Working days do not include weekends or public holidays. The timeframes above do not include delivery times for certificates.

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