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Birth Certificate in India

'''Birth Certificate''' is a one of the very essential documents and it is mandatory for everyone in India to register birth. It is a document that is also regarded as the proof of age. The birth certificate is helpful in establishing the date and fact of the person’s birth.

''' What is the need of Birth Certificate? '''
The birth certificate is a very essential document to avail many services that are offered by the Government of India to its citizens. It can be required for one or many of the following services
* To establish the persons date of birth
* To establish the persons age
* At the school for admissions
* To prove eligibility for marriage
* To prove age attained for voting in elections
* To obtain passport or driving license
* Settlement of the property disputes related to property inheritance

There are many more things that might not be listed here for which the Birth Certificate proves to be essential document.

''' What is the need of Birth Certificate? '''

The birth certificate is a very essential document to avail many services that are offered by the Government of India to its citizens. It can be required for one or many of the following services
* To establish the persons date of birth
* To establish the persons age
* At the school for admissions
* To prove eligibility for marriage
* To prove age attained for voting in elections
* To obtain passport or driving license
* Settlement of the property disputes related to property inheritance

There are many more things that might not be listed here for which the Birth Certificate proves to be essential document.

''' Application for obtaining Birth Certificate '''

In India the government has provided with many options for making an application for the Birth Certificate of the person. The application can be made to any of the following offices

* Registrar General, India
* Chief Registrars in States
* District Registrars in village
* Town Registrars in your region

''' Things needed to apply for Birth Certificate '''

It is mandatory to register every birth within 21 days. For this you need to fill in the application for the birth certificate in the prescribed format and submit it to the registrar. The authorities will verify the birth with the hospital authorities and then issue the birth certificate.

If due to some reasons if anyone could not apply for the same within 21 days they can apply later but in that case the Birth Certificate is issued only after the inspection and verification by the police authorities.