Birth Cerificate


  • Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969 provides for a special provision for the registration of births of citizens outside India. According to this provision, the Registrar General shall, subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government in this behalf, cause to be registered information as to births of citizens of India outside India received by him under the rules relating to the registration of such citizens at Indian Consulates made under the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955), and every such registration shall also be deemed to have been duly made under this Act. Further, in the case of any child born outside India in respect of whom information has not been received as provided above, if the parents of the child returns to India with a view to settling therein, they may, at any time within sixty days from the date of the arrival of the child in India, can get the birth of the child registered under the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969 in the same manner as if the child was born in India and the provisions of section 13 shall apply to the birth of such child after the expiry of the period of sixty days aforesaid.
  • Steps involved in changing your name

  • Go to the website:
  • Move to the left pane where the signup dialog box will be given
  • Click General Public Signup to register yourself
  • As you tap, the Signup box will pop up. Fill up all valid details, including user name, mobile number, place of birth, user ID, district and village/town etc
  • If the Registration Unit field would be active and showing the name, it implies that your place avails this facility.
  • Put the verification code and tap on the tab Register
  • Post registration, a ‘thank you’ message will appear. It will prompt you to check your email ID for the confirmed registration
  • Sign in again
  • A form will appear to fill the name of the child, parents and location
  • Subsequent to filling it, submit it after 24 hours
  • Download its soft copy
  • Take its print out
  • Then, visit the registrar office in person
  • Get the form attested by either registrar or sub-registrar
  • Procedure

  • Birth Certificate in India
  • The process to apply for the birth certificate is as follows,
  • Step 1:Obtain a Birth Certificate Registration Form from the registrar's office of the Municipality where the birth took place.
  • Step 2:File the completed form within 21 days of the birth, post 21 days, police verification is required.
  • Step 3:Post verification by the registrar, the birth certificate can be issued for the applicant.
  • Step 4:A follow up with the Municipal authority needs to be done after 7 days to ensure that the process happens smoothly.
  • Step 5: The address where the person resides must be mentioned so that the birth certificate could be sent directly.
  • Required Documents

  • Letter of the hospital/paramedical staff/from medical record officer
  • Affidavit attested by the SDM
  • Copy of ration card
  • School leaving certificate
  • It must be notified that the annexes must be attested by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM).
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    A person’s name can be changed after an affidavit is filed post in which an advertisement needs to be published and a gazette notification needs to be made.

    After marriage, the name can be changed by filing an application along with an affidavit before the registrar. You need to notarize the affidavit followed by an advertisement in the official gazette and a public newspaper.

    Changing your name usually involves three steps: filing of an Affidavit, Newspaper Publication and lastly a Gazette Notification. The entire process could take upto a month and the gazette notification along with the newspaper publication can take 2 weeks.

    Yes, it is a very important document as it shows the person’s willingness to go for a change in name, adds to the evidentiary value and brings accountability and verification in the entire process.

    The entire process of official notification takes Rs. 900 and the affidavit is made on an Rs. 100 non-judicial stamp paper thereby making the process cost about Rs. 1000 excluding the newspaper publication rates which differ from newspaper to newspaper.

    The documents required are: Affidavit of the name change Birth Certificate Proof of address Attested photographs Copies of the advertisement published in the newspapers

    No, if you change your name, you don't need to update your birth certificate as well. You should, however, have the possession of the notarized copies of the name change certificate and there should be an advertisement of the change in name in a public newspaper and in the Official Gazette..

    No, the names on the passport and the birth certificate must be the same. If you have changed your name on your birth certificate then you need to file an application at the passport office to change the same..