What is a birth certificate?

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A birth certificate is an official document issued to record a person's birth, including such identifying data as name, gender, date of birth, place of birth, and parentage. An unregistered child may be unable to apply for a passport or formal job, open a bank account, and get a driving license or a marriage certificate.


A birth certificate is an important affidavit that gets recorded in the Births Register of the country where a child is born. This certificate includes information like place, year, month, day, date and time of the child’s birth. This is considered a very useful and important document as an identification to determine the person’s nationality and age.


Birth registration is a permanent and official record of a child’s existence. The child who is not registered at birth is in danger of being denied the right to an official identity, a recognized name and a nationality. Person without a birth certificate will not be identified as an Indian citizen & will not be eligible to reap all the benefits/ rights.

What is the need of a birth certificate (its uses)-

A birth certificate is used at the time of –

  • School admissions
  • college admissions
  • for hospital benefits
  • licenses of any kind
  • applying for government grants or legal documents from the government.
  • It is also used for all purpose as an identity document to disclose the person’s age, name and sex for statistical purposes by the government.

How to register?

You can register the name to any of the nearest registration office. Before registration you need to ask for the form from hospital itself which will be sent to the registration office.

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