Documents Required for Birth Certificate

Documents Required for Birth Certificate

There are several must-have documents needed for you to apply for a birth certificate for your child. They include:

• You and your husband’s (the parents) birth certificates
• Proof of birth letter issued by the hospital where your delivery took place
• Identity proof of both parents (for verification purposes)
• Marriage certificate of the parents
Who can register a child’s birth?
There are many rules as to who can register the birth of a child, which include –
• When the birth has happened in a house – Oldest person in the family or head of the house or closest relative to the latter.
• When the birth has happened in a moving vehicle – The person in charge of the said vehicle
• When the birth has happened in a boarding house or Dharamshala – The person in charge of the boarding house
• If the baby is found abandoned in a public place – The local Police In-Charge or the Village Headman.
• When the birth has happened in jail – The person in charge of the jail.
• When the birth has happened in a nursing or maternity home – The medical officer in charge of the home
• When the birth has happened at a Medical College Hospital/Sub-Division Hospital/Referral Hospital – The deputy superintendent who is in charge of the hospital or the officer in charge of the referral hospital.

What is the Fee for Birth Certificate Registration?

The registration fee for a birth certificate is 20 INR with a late fee added if you are applying after 21 days of the child’s birth.
Who Will Issue Birth Certificate for Your Child and Where?
In India, under the rule of Section 7 of the RBD Act, there is a Registrar deployed by the Government in each local Municipal Corporation called the Nagar Nigam. If it is a smaller region or district, usually a local authority or the Panchayat would be given this responsibility. The rule of Section 7 (5) of the Act directs to appoint a Sub-registrar as well, who would enjoy the same rights and power as the Registrar. This is who mainly can issue your child’s birth certificate.

1. For Rural Regions

• The Panchayat secretaries can issue the birth certificate. This is done in 3 Union Territories (Daman and Diu, Goa and Puducherry) and 15 States (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Tripura, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand.
• Para-Medical Staff Officer or Medical In-charge or equivalent can issue a birth certificate in Haryana, Assam, Meghalaya, Orissa, Manipur, Sikkim, Punjab, Andaman and the Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Delhi.
• Village Level Workers or Circle Officers in Arunachal Pradesh and school teachers in Nagaland and Mizoram have the authority the issue a birth certificate.
• Police officers in Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh also have the authority.
• Village accountants or administrative officers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka can do the same.

2. For Urban Regions

In urban cities, the Registrar or Sub-registrar of the Municipal Corporation or the appointed Health Officer or the Para-Medical Staff In-Charge has the power to issue a birth certificate.

When Will You Get Free Birth Proof?

If you apply for a birth certificate within 21 days of your child being born, you can get any one of the authorities mentioned above to sign your birth certificate application. If you are past the deadline of 21 days, you will have to pay a certain late fee which is different varies according to place and time.

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate in India?

As the Indian Government has now majorly made a foray into the digital space, obtaining a birth certificate using the old way might be very slow. Now, a few urban cities have a handy online website registration tool to apply for a birth certificate. You can go online and check whether your city or town falls into that category.

1. Online Registration Process

Below is the birth certificate process in India through an online website:
• Visit the website
• Look on the left where you will find a Sign-Up button
• To register, click on the sign up for ‘General Public.’
• The Signup box will appear as a pop-up. Fill all your valid details in this box like username, user ID, district or town/village, your mobile number, place of birth and so on.
• If the field of the Registration Unit shows the username and is active, it means that your area is valid for online registration.
• Enter the verification code and click on the Register tab.
• After registration, a Thank You message will pop up along with a prompt to check your email ID to confirm the registration.
• Check your email inbox. It will tell you to set up a new password for login.
• Set it up and sign in once again.
• A form will pop up to fill in the name of your child, his or her parents, and the location.
• Fill it and submit after 24 hours.
• Take its print out and download a soft copy on your computer
• Visit the office of the Registrar of your region
• Get the form attested either by him or the Sub-Registrar

2. Offline Registration Process

To register a birth certificate in India through an offline process, below are the steps which talk about how to issue a birth certificate from municipal authorities:

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