How to get a birth certificate?
A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child. The term "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document certifying the circumstances of the birth or to a certified copy of or representation of the ensuing registration of that birth. Depending on the jurisdiction, a record of birth might or might not contain verification of the event by such as a midwife or doctor. It can get a little complicated sometimes to get it made. Don’t worry Lawtendo is here to make things simpler.
Why is birth certificate important?
The birth certificate is the first right of the child
and it is the first step towards establishing its identity. The following
compulsory uses of birth and death certificates are emerged:
admission to schools
-As proof of age for employment.
-For proof of age at marriage.
-To establish parentage.
-To establish age for purpose of enrollment in Electoral Rolls.
-To establish age for insurance purposes.
-For registering in National Population Register (NPR).
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Get a birth Certificate Registration Form from the concerned registrar's office.
Fill in the form and submit to the Registrar.
Once the verification of the birth records (date, time, place of birth, parent's ID proof, nursing home etc.) is done by the registrar, birth certificate is issued to the applicant.
Under the provision of Section 14 of the Act, a birth certificate can be obtained without the name of the child. In such cases, the name can be entered by the concerned registration authority without any charge within 12 months and by charging the prescribed fee up to 15 years (from the date of registration).
Indians who live abroad can contact the Indian missions abroad to register the birth of children any time.
The Home Ministry has issued an order delegating powers to the heads of Indian missions abroad for registering the birth of children even after expiry of one year.
-Affidavit of one parent/ relative specifying place, date and time of birth of the person
-Proof for date of birth
-Identity proof of one Parent
-Photocopy of identity proof of the Applicant
-Address proof, where the birth of a child took place
-Signed authority letter
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