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Bahamas - Obtain a Birth Certificate

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Introduction

When a child is registered upon birth, you can obtain a birth certificate or certified copy to the Registrar General's Department. The information below will discuss about the procedures on obtaining a birth certificate.

Eligibility

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Instructions

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

  • Full Name of the Child
  • Institution where the child is born
  • Date of Birth
  • Father's Full Name
  • Mother's Full Name
  • Mother's Maiden Name
  • Signature of Applicant
  • Email of Applicant

Procedure

  1. Complete application form.
  2. Submit the form to the Births registry of the Registrar General's Department
  3. A search is made for the birth record. If it is found a certificate can be issued. If all attempts to find the record (by mother name, prior and previous year of date given)has been exhausted, a "search slip" is issued.
  4. Payment is made for the certified copy (or search slip).

Application Form for Birth Certificate: http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/documents/RGD_Births%20Application1.pdf

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Required Documents

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e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Fees

10.00

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT
CENTER OF COMMERCE, HILTON
BAY ST.
P. O. Box N 532
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Shirley House
50 Shirley Street
(242) - 397-9143-58
397-8959
397-9107
397-8953 397-9178

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Video

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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

External Links

http://www.bahamas.gov.bs
http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/dp_form.asp?fid=36

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