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Kosovo - Register a Birth and Obtain Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Gather all necessary documents needed in registration.
  2. Application forms can be obtain from the registrar's office.
  3. Complete the application form and submit it along all other required documents.



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Required Documents[edit]

If the birth occurred in a hospital or a health facility:

  • Completed application form to register the child's birth
  • Birth report issued by the public or private health institution where the it occurred.
  • Marriage certificate of parents
  • Admission of Paternity, if the child was born out of wedlock.
  • Photocopies of the child's parents identifications
  • For abandoned children: proof of guardianship


If the birth occurred outside a hospital or a health facility:

  • Completed application form to register the child's birth
  • Confirmation of the health institution for vaccinations
  • Marriage certificate of parents
  • Admission of Paternity, if the child was born out of wedlock
  • Statement of at least two witnesses who assisted during birth or have knowledge of the child's birth outside the hospital or the health facility
  • Photocopies of the child's parents identifications


If the child was born outside the territory of Kosovo:

  • Completed application form to register the child's birth
  • International birth certificate or equivalent issued by the country of birth
  • Marriage certificate of parents
  • Admission of Paternity, if the child was born out of wedlock
  • Photocopies of the child's parents identifications



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipalities in Kosovo

Ministry of Internal Affairs
"Luan Haradinaj" p.n.
10000 Prishtin, Republika e Kosovs
Tel.: +381 (0)38 213 007
Centrex: 200 19 001
Fax: +381 (0)38 200 19 640
Public Communications Office Tel: + 381 (0) 38 200 19 545
Email: [email protected]
Website



Eligibility[edit]

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Fees[edit]

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.



Validity[edit]

The Birth certificate remains to be valid for an unlimited period, unless there are changes in the data.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The Birth Certificate will be issued in a day or two after registration or after the request was submitted.



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Instructions[edit]

Birth registrations are conducted in municipal assemblies' respective offices where the child was born, this is also where the birth certificate will be issued.

Either of the child's parents can apply for the birth register if the parents are married, in cases where the parents are not married, both of them must be present to register the child's birth.



Required Information[edit]

To register the child's birth, it is necessary to indicate the child's name and surname, and whether the surname is different from that of the father's.



Need for the Document[edit]

A Birth Certificate states the name and sex of a person, it also indicate the time and place of birth, it is issued after you have registered the birth of a child. A copy of the birth certificate is often necessary when you apply for administrative procedures, such as civil marriage or getting a passport.

Following are procedures on how to register a birth and obtain a birth certificate in Kosovo.



Information which might help[edit]

Information regarding the child's paternity can be read from Kosovo's Family Law, articles 99 to 111.



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]

  • Government of Kosovo Web Portal:
https://www.rks-gov.net/sq-AL/Qytetaret/Familja/Pages/Lindja.aspx
https://www.rks-gov.net/sq-AL/Qytetaret/Shtetesia/Pages/Dokumentet.aspx#c7
  • Family Law of Kosovo:
http://assembly-kosova.org/common/docs/ligjet/2004_32_al.pdf



Others[edit]

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