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Burundi - Obtain a birth certificate

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To obtain a birth certificate, individuals must apply to the community administrator of the commune where they were born.


All births in happening in Burundi should be registered

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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

  • Name of the child
  • Date of birth
  • Names of the parents
  • City and province of birth
  • The date, name and signature of the certifying Registrar, Acting Registrar or Secretary, and the office seal.


  1. The applicant must go to the civil registry office of their commune of birth
  2. An applicant born in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, must go to Bujumbura city hall
  3. Submit identification a for the parent or the applicant

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Required Documents

National identity card either of the parent or of the applicant


Birth certificates are free if issued within the first 14 days of life, but parents have to pay 30,000 francs (US$21.4) if they register their children later than two weeks after birth.


Birth certificate is valid forever

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

Processing time is 14 days

Office Locations & Contacts

Minister of Interior and Public Security


Interior minister’s office:

Rue de ici 75, Bujumbura, Burundi. BP 05

Tel: +257 7812 2121

Fax: +257 78 12 1111


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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 "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Establishing date of birth and age
  • School registration
  • Proving age of majority/minority in court
  • Qualifying for pensions, social security or health insurance
  • Obtaining a social security number
  • Obtaining a passport
  • Entering employment limited to citizens
  • Obtaining licenses limited to citizens
  • Proving legal dependency
  • Obtaining inheritance benefits
  • Receiving insurance benefits

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