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Procedure[edit]

  1. Births should be registered with DCRC within 30 days from the time the child was born. In the event of failure to comply with the above timeline, parent(s)/guardian(s) will have to report in person to the DCRC HQ for registration.
  2. Fill up and submit the application form No. BCRS-BR-01.
  3. A consent letter from the Head of Household must be obtained first by the applicant, if he/she is not the child's parent.
  4. Attach relevant documents as specified in documents required to the registration form.
  5. The applicant will have to produce their CID/ SRP card in original during the registration process.
  6. The birth registration certificate can be collected from CC/ DCRCO/ Thromde/ DCRC HQ.



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Required Documents[edit]

Documents required for Bhutanese citizens/SRP holders:

  • Completed application form No. BCRS-BR-01
  • Identification documents of parents
  • Notification of birth (if delivered at hospital/BHU).
  • Copy of marriage certificate, otherwise endorsement from the guarantor.
  • Consent letter from the Head of Household if the applicant is not the child's parent.


Documents required for all other marriage cases & non-Bhutanese:

  • Completed application form No. BCRS-BR-01
  • Identification documents of parents
  • Notification of birth (if delivered at hospital/BHU).
  • Copy of marriage certificate, otherwise endorsement from the guarantor.


Documents required for Bhutanese citizens serving overseas in Bhutanese Embassies/Missions:

  • Completed application form No. BCRS-BR-01
  • Identification documents of parents
  • Birth certificate issued by competent authority.
  • Copy of Marriage certificate, otherwise statement confirming parentage of the child should be obtained from the Head of Chancery.
  • Consent letter from the Head of Household if the applicant is not the child's parent.


Documents required for Bhutanese citizens/SRP holders studying/working/residing overseas:

  • Completed application form No. BCRS-BR-01
  • Identification documents of parents
  • Birth certificate issued by competent authority.
  • Copy of Marriage certificate, otherwise statement confirming parentage of the child should be obtained from the Head of Chancery.
  • Consent letter from the Head of Household if the applicant is not the child's parent.


Note: For those applying through the Community Center (CC) operator, you must present your original CID/SRP card for verification purposes.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Thimphu Thromde
Building Number 08
Gongdzin Lam, Thimphu: 11001-Bhutan
Contact Numbers


Phuentsholing Thromde
EPBAX 252168, 252759, 254645
FAX # 252882
DoR Building (PT& ADB)- EPBAX 251690, 252245
E-mail us : [email protected]


Gelephu Thromde Administration
Gelephu BHUTAN
Post Box No.184
Tel : +975 06 251289 / 251734
Fax : +975 06 251288
Email : [email protected]


SamdrupJongkhar Thromde

Contact Address:
Office of Thrompon
Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde
Po.Box no. 219

Samdrup Jongkhar: Bhutan
Telephone Number:
PABX: +975 7 251616, +975 7 251619, +975 7 251629
Fax: - +975 7 251770 (Thrompon), +975 7 251305 (General)


Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Department of Civil Registration and Census
Telephone : +975-2-322301/322015/325173
Address : Post Box No.133 ,Tashichho dzong,
Thimphu,Bhutan
MHCA Website
Citizen's Service Website



Eligibility[edit]

Any child born in Bhutan and children born to Bhutanese parents abroad may be registered in the civil registry.



Fees[edit]

  • Registration in Free
  • Except for the service charge payable at the community center, if the application is to be submitted at the Community Center (CC).



Validity[edit]

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



Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form for Birth Registration



Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Births will be included in the civil registry within 30 days from the date the application was submitted.



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Instructions[edit]

Registration forms may be submitted in the following offices:

  • Community Center (CC)
  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DCRCO)
  • Thromde Administration
  • Department of Civil Registration and Census, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, (MOHCA)



Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Blood Group
  • Gender
  • Mother Tongue
  • Religion
  • Place of Birth
  • Dzongkhag
  • Gewog/Thromde
  • Village
  • Country
  • Bhutanese Zodiac Sign
  • Citizenship By
  • Residential Address
  • Whom the new born is to be registered
  • Details about the parents
  • Documents submitted



Need for the Document[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

  • Citizens Services Website of Bhutan:
http://www.citizenservices.gov.bt/web/guest/birth-registration
http://www.citizenservices.gov.bt/web/guest/birth_registrtn_nonbhutanese



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