Andaman and Nicobar Birth Certificate
Andaman and Nicobar Birth Certificate
In India (Andaman and Nicobar), it is mandatory to register every birth as per the Registration of Birth Act, 1969. The birth certificate is a legal record which proves the identity of a person in various circumstances. The Chief Registrar of birth is responsible for issuing the birth certificate under the Government of Andaman and Nicobar. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining an Andaman and Nicobar birth certificate.
Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1961
Under the Birth and Death Registration Act, 1961, every birth and death occurred within the concerned state/Union Territories government needs to be registered within 21 days of its occurrence. The Chief Registrar of birth is responsible for issuing the birth certificate under the State Government.
Purpose of Birth Certificate
Purpose of obtaining a birth certificate is explained in detail below:
- Seeking admission in educational institutes.
- To get employment.
- To establish one’s age with any institution.
- Claiming benefits of government schemes.
- Passport Application.
- Immigration needs like applying for Green Card.
- Settlement of inheritance and property rights
- Obtaining certified documents such as Voter’s ID, Driving License, Passport, Marriage Certificate, etc.
Eligibility for Registering Birth
The persons required to register the birth are listed below:
|Birth has occurred in a house||The head of the household or oldest person in the family.|
|Birth has taken place in a jail||Jail in charge|
|In a hospital or healthcare or other like institutions||Person in charge|
|In a moving vehicle||Person in charge of the hospital|
|Found deserted in public place.||Headman of the village or In charge of the local police station.|
The required documents are to be furnished at the time of submitting the application form.
- Proof regarding the place of birth (where the child was born) from the hospital.
- Parent’s identity proof.
- Marriage certificate of the parent, optional.
The applicable charges for registering a birth certificate are listed below.
- No fee is required if registered within 21 days from the date of birth.
- The applicant has to possess a fee of Rs.2/- if registered after 21 days and within 30 days of birth.
- The applicant has to possess a fee of Rs.5/- if registered after 30 days and within 1year of birth.
- The applicant has to possess a fee of Rs.10/- if registered after one year of birth.
The concerned authorities responsible for Registration of Birth and Issuance of Certificate is Executive Officer/ Local Registrar, Births and Deaths.
Procedure for Registering Birth
Before applying for the birth certificate, the applicant has to register for birth records under Registration of Birth Act, 1961. Follow the below steps to register the birth in Andaman and Nicobar.
Step 1: The applicant has to visit the office of Registrar of Birth to obtain the application form for Birth Registration. The application form is displayed below for quick reference.Birth_Report
Step 2: One need to fill the application form in a prescribed format.
Step 3: Submit the duly filled application form to the concerned authority of the Registrar office.
Step 4: After verification, your birth will be successfully registered by the registrar.
Applying for Online Birth Certificate
To apply for a birth certificate in Andaman and Nicobar, follow the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1: Visit the official website
Visit the official website of Birth and Death Registration System (BIRDS) of Andaman and Nicobar.
Step 2: View Birth Records
Click on “View Birth certificate” option which is visible on the homepage of the portal.
Step 3: Select the Registration Unit
Choose the registration unit where the birth was registered.
Step 4: Complete the Details
Now enter the details relevant to your registration of birth such as
- Birth registered year
- Name of the child
- Name of the Father
- Date of Birth details
- Place of birth details
Step 5: Submit your Details
After entering your details and then click on the “Proceed” button.
Step 6: Select Appropriate Birth Certificate
Now the list of birth records will displays on your screen, the applicant has to select the appropriate one from the list.
Step 7: Download Birth Certificate
Then the complete details of your birth certificate will open up on the screen, and that can be taken printout.
Validity of Birth Certificate
The birth certificate is valid for the entire lifetime. Hence there is no need for renewal of a birth certificate.