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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
Apostille or authentication 7 working days
Birth registration 8 working days
Certificate, printout or source document  15 working days
Add a parent’s details to a birth record 3 months
Remove a parent’s details from a birth record 3 months
Name change  2 months
Update sex marker on birth certificate 1 month
Investigate a potential error on a record 4 months

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

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