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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.

Comments

I want Birth Certificate of my daughter born on 8th April 2010 at Divine Nursing Home in Beliaghata. Kindly advice me how i get the same.

I WAS BORN IN INDIA IN 1946 I HAVE LIVED IN UK SINCE 1956 , HOW DO I GET A BIRTH CERTIFICATE, I CANT REMEMBER HAVING A BIRTH CERTIFICATE BUT I DID HAVE A BAPTISM CERTIFICATE WHICH I HAVE MISLAID ,

i want get my birth certificate as i have not. as my d.o.b. is 1987 of july . PLZ tell me how i get my birth certificate as it is essential for me for obtaining VISA.

My daughter was born in UAE and has a certificate of entry of a birth of Indian origin within the district of the Consulate General of India, Dubai, (UAE). Where do I have to register the same in Mumbai.

Did you get any answer on this.....I was born in December 1981 and am not sure whether my parents registered me in India and if yes how do I retreive the birth certificate

My wife is from Kolkata and needs copy of integral birth certificate. How do we get it and how long does it take?

My wife is from Kolkata and needs copy of integral birth certificate. How do we get it and how long does it take?

My wife is from Kolkata and needs copy of integral birth certificate. How do we get it and how long does it take?

I was born in Tamil Nadu in 1991 in a small village on my own house so at that time my parents didn't registered my birth and later on I was brought up in Mumbai and was settled in Mumbai only I have completed my studies in Mumbai only. When I am applying for pass port the officer told me birth is compulsory so I am facing issue. I having all the following document Document, Ration Card Adhar Card Voter Id Pan Card Driving License School Leaving certificate Degree Certificate Please help me for this issue as soon as possible.

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