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Birth Certificate in Delhi

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A birth certificate is one of the first and perhaps the most important document that a person gets during his/her lifetime. It states the date, time, gender and place of birth of an individual.

Need for Birth Certificate

In India, according to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969, it is mandatory to register the birth of a child within 21 days from the birth. It is important as it helps us obtain other documents like passport, visa, etc on the basis of it.

What details does a Birth Certificate include?

The provisional birth certificate contains the following information-

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of registration
  • Registration no
  • Name of mother
  • Name of father
  • Present address
  • Permanent address

How to get a Birth Certificate in Delhi?

The procedure to obtain a birth certificate in Delhi is as follows-

  1. The date and time of a child’s birth is first recorded in the hospital where the child is born. Usually, the hospital staff requests the parents or guardians of the child to fill out a form which records details including name, address, permanent address, occupation, educational qualification, etc.
  2. The hospital files the above mentioned information with the respective Municipal Authority, which the hospital belongs to.
  3. Once the computer records are updated, parents are provided with a reference number and an acknowledgement receipt, which can be used for further communication.
  4. The parents will have to approach the respective Municipal Authority and show the receipt to the concerned person. A provisional birth certificate having the details of the child will be issued. The ‘name of the child’ field is left blank and is to be filled by us.
  5. A photocopy of the provisional birth certificate with the name filled in along with an ID proof of either parent, should be submitted to the Municipal Authority.
  6. In case if the parents do not belong to Delhi, then a copy of an ID proof, obtained at their native place, should be submitted along with the provisional certificate.
  7. Within a fortnight after submitting the necessary documents, the birth certificate shall be issued. One can get multiple original photocopies of the birth certificate by paying an additional fee of Re. 1/- per copy.

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27 Nov, 15

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There are 9 comments on "Birth Certificate in Delhi".


  • ***Shashank Ranjan*** says: posted on 22 May, 2017

    how can we make a birth certificate for an orphan child

  • ***Poornima*** says: posted on 11 Jan, 2017

    Deepak, the rules differ from state to state. Please contact the local births and deaths registrar office where you were born to know the procedure followed by them in cases like yours.

  • ***Deepak Maheshwari*** says: posted on 11 Jan, 2017

    Hi Poornima, Unfortunately nobody stays at the place I was born….

  • ***Poornima*** says: posted on 11 Jan, 2017

    Your parents can apply for your birth certificate if they are here.

  • ***Deepak Maheshwari*** says: posted on 11 Jan, 2017

    Alright. Can somebody apply it online as I live out of Country.

  • ***Poornima*** says: posted on 10 Jan, 2017

    Yes, you can apply for the birth certificate at the local municipal office where you were born. If the record is available, they will issue the certificate. Otherwise they will issue a document stating that no record is available.

  • ***Deepak Maheshwari*** says: posted on 09 Jan, 2017

    What happens when you dont stay at that address at all and you were born in hospital which may not be there as well. Can somebody still apply for birth certificate if he/she is out of country (Having Valid Indian Passport)

  • ***Poornima*** says: posted on 13 Feb, 2016

    Dear Ms. Saloni, have you tried visiting the hospital where you were born and trying to communicate with the staff about issuing your birth certificate? Were you born in a Government Hospital or Private Hospital, and is the hospital still there?

  • ***Saloni Goswami*** says: posted on 10 Feb, 2016

    Hello, I am 27 yeara old but my parents did not get birth certificate at the time of my birth. How can I get a birth certificate now?

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