Apply for Birth Certificate
Fill in the form within 21 days of the birth of the child.
Note: The stipulated period for applying for a birth certificate is within 21 days of a child being born.
Under the Civil Registration System (CRS) of India, the registration of births is mandatory. The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (RBD Act) makes the registration of birth, death and stillbirth compulsory across the country.
This Act provides for:
—Uniform law across India on the registration of births and deaths
—Compulsory registration of all births and deaths
—Implementation of the Act is the responsibility of the state
—Rules framed by the states are based on a set of rules provided by the Registrar General, India.
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fered by the Indian Government to its citizens.
A birth certificate is also needed for admission in educational institutes and government jobs.
— Beyond 30 days but within a year, a birth is registered with the written permission of the authority and on payment of a late fee. An affidavit needs to be produced too.
— Beyond a year, birth can be registered only by the magistrate after the birth date has been verified.