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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 licence or passport.


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  • In India, it is mandatory under the law (as per the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969 ) to register every birth/stillbirth with the concerned State/UT Government within 21 days of its occurrence.
  • The Government accordingly has provided for a well-defined system for registration of Birth, with the Registrar General at the centre and the Chief Registrars in the States, running through district registrars to the village and town registrars at the periphery.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  • Every Birth is to be reported and registered within 21 days at the place of its occurrence in the prescribed reporting forms. The persons required to register Birth are:
  • When the Birth has taken place in a house: Head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the House or oldest person in the family
  • When the Birth has taken place outside the house:
  1. In a Hospital/Health Centre, Maternity Home or other like institutions: Medical Officer Incharge or any officer authorised by him.
  2. In a Jail: Jail Incharge.
  3. In a Hospital, Dharmshala, Boarding House: Person Incharge.
  4. In a Moving Vehicle: Person Incharge of the Vehicle.
  5. Found deserted in a public place: Headman of the Village/Incharge of the local police station.
  • Birth Certificates in Delhi are issued by the Local Bodies namely MCD, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board, within 7 days from the date of receipt of application from the applicant, provided the birth has already been registered. The certificates are issued from the registration centres/Zonal Offices of the local bodies.

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Required Documents

  • Application on a plain paper.
  • Proof of Birth of the person in respect of whom the certificate is required.
  • Affidavit specifying place, date and time of birth/death of the person.
  • Copy of Ration Card.
  • School leaving certificate, if any, showing date of birth (in the case of birth certificate only).
  • All documents to be attested by a Gazetted Officer.


Rs.15/- per copy plus service charges of Rs.5/-


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Concerned Authority
  • There are different centres of each local body in Delhi for such registration. The details as per jurisdiction of the local body are as below:

MCD (188 Centres - Urban : 137 and Rural : 51)

  • Deputy Health Officer of each Municipal Zone is designated as Registrar of Births & Deaths. The vaccinator of the vaccination centre or paramedical staff of Health Centres/Sub Centres have been designated as Sub-Registrars and also at Citizen Service Bureau.
Domiciliary Cases
  • Registration of Births occurring at home in an urban area is being done at the vaccination centre located in the area.
  • Registration of Birth occurring at home in a rural area is being done by vaccinators or paramedical staff. Registration Centres are located in Primary Health Centres, Dispensaries and Mother & Child Welfare Sub Centres in rural areas.
Other Cases
  • Registration of Birth occurring in a hospital, nursing home and for other cases is being done at the offices of the MCD in the zones where these institutions are located.

N.D.M.C. ( 9 Centres ):
a. Sub Inoculation Center, Mandir Marg
Ph: 23362284 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM for cases which are current and not more than four years old. Certificate will be issued within 24 hours (for current birth & death registration). For older records, the time will be 96 hrs.
a. B & D reg. centre, Aurangzeb Lane
b.Polyclinic, NDMC S.B. Marg
c. Babar Road Maternity Center
d. Palika Maternity Hospital
e. 42 - south Market (Kidwai Nagar)
f. MCW - Sarojini Nagar
g. Charak Palika Hospital, Moti Bagh
h. A-5 Pandara Road
9.30 PM to 12.30 PM. Certificate will be issued within 96 hours after receiving records from hospitals.Registration of Birth where institutional or domiciliary is being done at the Vaccination Centre located in the NDMC area.

  • The vaccinator of each vaccination centre has been designated as Sub Registrar. Medical Officer Incharge of the International Inoculation Centre, Mandir Marg has been designated as Registrar of Births/Deaths for the entire area of NDMC.
  • Delhi Cantt. ( 1 Centre ): Registration of Birth (institutional/domiciliary) is being done at the Registration Centre located in the Cantt. General Hospital.
  • Case of Moving Vehicle: Registration of Birth occurring in a moving vehicle will be done at the registration centre of the area of first place of halt of the vehicle.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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