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Barbados - Obtain a Birth Certificate

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The birth certificate is used to authenticate one's identity and nationality, and assist with obtaining government-issued identity documents.


Any person who wishes to obtain a birth certificate. Any person related to the owner of the birth certificate.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

Applicant's Details

  • name
  • address
  • national registration number
  • signature

Details of Birth Certificate Required

  • surname
  • Christian names
  • date of birth
  • national registration number
  • place of birth
  • place of baptism
  • parents' names


  1. Visit the Registration Department, New Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael. Applications done in person before 11:30am are processed by 3pm on the day of application.
  2. Obtain an application form. To download a birth certificate application form, click on this link:
  3. Complete the application form.
  4. Mail the application to the Registration Department and accompany it by a Money Order for the processing fee.
  5. Money Orders should be made out to the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Persons opting for this method of application should also enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient return postage.
  6. Applications must be completed in full and should be mailed to:
    The Registrar of the Supreme Court
    Registration Department,
    New Supreme Court Complex,
    Whitepark Road
    St. Michael.

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Required Documents

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.


Applications are processed for a fee of BDS$1.00 for persons 60 years and over and a fee of BDS$5.00 for all others.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Application for Birth Certificate:

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

The Registrar of the Supreme Court of Barbados
Registration Department
Coleridge Street
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (246)-426-3461
Fax: +1 (246)-426-2405

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade
1 Culloden Road,
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: (246) 431-2200
Fax: (246) 429-6652 / (246) 228-0838

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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

Application for Birth Certificate:


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