Guyana - Obtain a Birth Certificate
A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child. The term "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document certifying the circumstances of the birth or to a certified copy of or representation of the ensuing registration of that birth.
Following are procedures on how to obtain a birth certificate.
You must be registered to be able to obtain a Birth Certificate.
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- Purchase a Birth Certificate form from any Post Office.
- Fill in the application form and submit it to the Post Office Clerk.
- Pay the processing fee of G$30.
- The Birth Certificate will then be posted to you. In case you have a query or have not yet received your certificate, please enquire at the General Register Office, Anna Regina or New Amsterdam.
- For any correction on the Birth Certificate, please return the certificate to the General Register Office in Georgetown, New Amsterdam or Anna Regina where correction will be done.
For those applying for a Birth Certificate independently from abroad:
- Complete the Birth Certificate Application form
- Submit the form along with an International Postal Money Order valued at $5USD or 2£ to the General Register Office in Guyana.
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Processing fee: G$30
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General Register Office
Georgetown Guyana Map
Tel: (592) 226-1291
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