Birth Certificate

 

  What is a Birth Certificate and Why is it essential ?

 

A Birth Certificate is the most important identity document that makes it possible for anyone in possession of it to benefit from a gamut of services offered by the Indian Government  to its citizens. It becomes necessary to obtain a Birth Certificate because it serves to establish the date and fact of one’s birth for a whole range of purposes, like acquiring the right to vote, admission to schools and to the Government Service, claiming the right to marry at the legally permissible age, settlement of inheritance and property rights, and obtaining Government-issued identity documents like a driving license or passport.

 

  Eligibility

 

As per rules, births will have to be registered within 21 days at the place of its occurrence.

 

  Concerned Authority

Beyond the prescribed time limit, if a registration is done, it is accepted with a payment of penalty up to a period of one year. If registration is to be done beyond the period of one year, it will be registered only on receipt of a Judicial Order from a Magistrate and with penalty.

 

  Procedure

The forms have to be applied for in these offices and obtained.

 

  Department Concerned
  Application Format

 

Birth Certificate Application Format

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