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Tamilnadu Birth Certificate


Tamilnadu Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important government document used to verify an individual’s birth date, place of birth and parents. Birth registration is a mandatory process in India. The births can be registered free of cost within 22 days from the date of birth. A fine has to be paid if the birth has to be registered after 22 days. Since, a birth certificate is a must for obtaining PAN, driving license and school admission, its best to get the birth certificate as soon as possible. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a birth certificate in Tamilnadu.

Applying for Birth Certificate

The below steps are necessary to apply for a Birth Certificate in Tamilnadu. The parent’s of the child or by the nearest family member can apply for the birth certificates.

Step 1: Visit the Town Panchayat or Apply online

The first step in registering a birth is by visiting the Town Panchayat or by visiting a  Common Service Centre (CSC) of TN Government. In case of an application for a birth certificate in Chennai, visit the respective Zonal Assistant Health Officer or Birth and Death Registrar.

Step 2: Applying for the certificate

The person who is applying for the certificate has to carry the required documents at the time of applying the certificate. Normally it requires the identity and address proof of parents.

Step 3: Enter the details

After receiving the application form, the following details have to be entered.

  • Name of the child
  • Parents Name
  • Gender of the child
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth

Step 4: Submission of the form

After the completion of the form, the applicant has to submit the form to the town panchayat or the concerned office. The applicant has to furnish additional documents if required.

Required Documents

There is no requirement of furnishing any documents if the medical institution or hospital have already informed the municipality office regarding the birth. If the municipality has not informed of the birth, the head of the family or any nearest relative must register the birth. The registration of birth requires the submission of a certificate that the person or medical institution who has conducted the delivery issues. If a birth has occurred in a medical institution, the registration will be handled by the institution.

Tamilnadu Birth Certificate Application Form

Tamilnadu birth certificate application form is below for reference:

Birth Certificate Application Form