Maharashtra Birth Certificate
Maharashtra Birth Certificate
In India, every birth has to be registered with the concerned State Government as per the provision of Registration of Birth & Death Act, 1969. The birth certificate is an essential legal document issued by Government to record a person’s birth and identify them by name, place, date of birth and parentage. Every citizen needs to obtain a birth certificate to avail various facilities provided by the Government. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Maharashtra birth certificate.
Registration of Birth & Death Act, 1969
Registration of Birth & Deaths Act, 1969 governs the procedure for registering birth and death in India. According to this registration act, every birth has to be registered with the concerned state Governments within 21 days of its occurrence. Department issuing birth certificate in Maharashtra are:
- Rural Development Department
- Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
- Urban Development Department
Purposes of Obtaining Birth Certificate
Purposes for obtaining a birth certificate are:
- The birth certificate is one of the important proof for applying voter ID
- To get admission in an educational institution, the birth certificate is necessary
- The birth certificate serves an important proof for entering military service
- The birth certificate is important for settlement of inheritance and property rights
- To receive insurance benefits
- The birth certificate needs to be submitted in some places to get a marriage certificate and prove age
- For obtaining driving licence and passport in India
- To receive pension and health insurance provided by the Government
Registering a Birth
To obtain a birth certificate, the birth must be registered with the concerned local authorities within 21 days from date of occurrence.
- In the case of birth has taken place in a hospital or nursing homes or medical institutions, such birth has to be reported by the institutions
- If any birth has taken place at home, it is responsible for the family head, or any other family member to report such births
Following documents are necessary for getting the Maharashtra birth certificate:
- Identity proof of the parents for verification
- Parent’s marriage certificate
- Letter from the hospital – Proof of birth of the child issued by the hospital where the child is born
- Parents’ birth certificate or SSC marks sheet
Every birth that occurs in Maharashtra should be registered at the place of occurrence with concerned registrar office within 21 days from the occurrence. The birth certificate will be issued only if the birth details found Registered in Maharashtra Birth Records.
If the birth registration not done within 21 days from its occurrence an affidavit stating the reason for the delay in registration needs to be submitted to the concerned Registrar of that locality.
Maharashtra birth certificate will be issued within 5 days from the date of application.
Fee for Birth Certificate
Rs.25 to Rs.30 is to be paid for obtaining a birth certificate in Maharashtra.
Birth Registration – Offline Method
Application form in prescribed format along with a declaration needs to be furnished at the concerned Registrar office. After verification by the authority, details of birth will be updated correspondingly to Maharashtra state birth records.Application Form
Following details to be provided:
- Date of birth of the child
- Gender of the child
- Name of child – If not named, leave blank
- Name of the father or Mother
- Place of birth
- Method of Delivery
- Weight of the child
- Details of Hospital where the child is born
A copy of the declaration format necessary for birth registration is below for reference:Declaration
Birth Registration – Online Method
The following are the procedure for registering birth online:
Step 1: Visit the Birth and Death Registration online portal for birth registration.
Step 2: The applicant needs to login to the portal for registering the birth.
Step 3: Provide all the required details and click on submit.
Step 4: In case of birth occurred in a house, click on this link for registration.
Step 5: Download the application form and take a print out. Submit the application form to the concerned Registrar.
Step 6: After the successful submission of the application, the applicant will get a confirmation mail on the registered e-mail id.
Step 7: Status of the application will be updated through the mail.
After registering the birth, the applicant can apply for a birth certificate
Applying for Birth Certificate through MCGM Portal
The following are the procedure for applying birth certificate through Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM):
Step 1: Visit the home page of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai for applying birth certificate.
Step 2: Go to the online services menu, select cyber CFC.
Step 3: Select birth and death option from the Health services menu.
Step 4: Click on Birth certificate application.
Search Birth Details
Step 5: The applicant can search birth registration details by entering the registration number or by providing birth details.
Step 6: Click on the search button to get details of birth registration.
Step 7: Select corresponding birth details from the list shown and click on continue.
Step 8: Provides details of the applicant such as name, mail ID, mobile number and address. Click on Preview button.
Step 9: After providing all the required information, click on submit.
Step 10: Acknowledgement with application number will appear, note the application number for future purposes. Take a print out of the application form.
Step 11: Submit the application to the concerned Registrar office in the area. After reviewing and approving the application; the Registrar office will issue the birth certificate within 7 working days.
Apply Birth Certificate through Urban Development Departments
For applying Maharashtra birth certificate through Rural or Urban development department follow the steps explained below:
Step 1: The applicant needs to visit Aaple sarkar website home page.
Login to the Portal
Step 2: Select the RTS option from the main page. The link will redirect to the new page.
Step 3: If the applicant is a new user, then click on the register button to avail the facility provided by the aaple sarkar website.
Step 4: Log in to the portal using username and password to apply for a birth certificate.
Step 5: Search for Rural development or urban development and select birth certificate option from the menu.
Step 6: In the new page, provide all required information for the certificate.
Step 7: Check the entered details and click on the payment option. Once the payment is successful, the application will be forward to the concerned department.
Status of Application
Step 8: The applicant can check the status of the application by visiting the Aaple sarkar page.
After the approval of the application, the applicant can download the birth certificate from the Aaple sarkar portal.