If you are expecting a child soon, then it is important for you to know the process of getting a birth certificate for your child. Applying for the birth certificate right after the birth of your child is actually really simple but the process might turn complicated if you delay the procedure beyond that time. So, let’s take a look at some of the details that can help you in registering the birth certificate for your baby.You can make the birth certificate application in the Municipal Council or Municipal Corporation in the urban areas, and with the Tehsildar in the rural areas. The registration is done at the Gram Panchayat Office in the rural areas.

The documents needed for birth certificate application:

The registration fee for birth certificate application is INR 20, and a late fee is added if you apply after twenty-one days of the child’s birth. Following are documents you need for the application.

  • The birth certificate of parents
  • The marriage certificate of parents
  • The proof of birth document from the hospital
  • The identity proof of parents for verification

Procedure for applying for a birth certificate:

The following is the easiest way for birth certificate application.

  1. Get the birth certificate registration form from the office of the registrar, or the municipal authority, as applicable.
  2. When the child is born in the hospital, you will get the form from the medical officer in-charge.
  3. The form needs to be filled within twenty-one days from the birth of the child.
  4. If you do not get the birth registered within twenty-one days, then the certificate will only be issued after police verification.
  5. Once the birth records (time, date, place of birth, nursing home, parent’s ID proof, etc.) are verified by the registrar, then the birth certificate gets issued to the applicant.
  6. Follow it up with the municipal authority seven days after the application to get the birth certificate.
  7. When you provide a self-addressed envelope at the municipal office, the birth certificate is posted to your address within seven to fourteen working days.

The process of online registration:

Given below is the process of birth certification through the online website.

  1. Visit the site and click on the signup button.
  2. Click on ‘General Public’ to register and enter all the details on the popup box.
  3. If you see that the username is active, then your area is valid for online registration.
  4. Enter your verification code and click on ‘register.’
  5. After this, you will get a new password for signing in.
  6. Sign in once more with that password and fill in the details in the form that comes up.
  7. Fill the form and submit it within twenty-four hours.
  8. Download a soft copy and take a printout of it.
  9. Visit the registrar’s office and get the form attested by him
  10. Follow it up with the municipal authority seven days after the application to get the birth certificate.

Hopefully, this will clarify all the steps of getting the birth certificate registered for your newborn baby. Keep in mind to not delay the process and get it registered as soon as possible.

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