Uttarakhand Birth Certificate
Uttarakhand Birth Certificate
A birth certificate is a document of identity issued by a state government that records the birth details of a person. In Uttarakhand, it is compulsory to register every birth as per the Registration of Birth Act, 1969. The Chief Registrar and the District Registrar in the state are responsible for issuing the birth certificate. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Uttarakhand birth certificate in detail.
Reason to Obtain Birth Certificate
There are various reasons for obtaining birth certificate, which are listed below:
- To register for marriage certificate, one can submit the birth certificate to prove age.
- To obtain documents like Passport, Voter ID, Driving license, etc. birth certificate can be used.
- To get admission in educational institutions.
- To claim insurance benefits.
As per the Registration of Birth Act, 1969 it is required that every birth is to be documented within 21 days at the place of the event in the prescribed form of reporting. If the birth registration is not done within 21 days from its occurrence, then an affidavit must be filed stating the reason for the delay in registration.
Registration of Birth in Uttarakhand
Any individual who is a resident of Uttarakhand state or any citizen or foreigner who is born in the state can register their birth:
- If the birth takes place in a hospital, nursing home or medical institution, such birth is to be reported by the institutions.
- If the birth occurred at home, it is the responsibility of the head of the family, or any other family member to report such births.
In Uttarakhand, the following documents are required to be produced at the time of submitting the application form for the birth certificate:
- Proof of birth from the hospital where the child is born
- ID proof of the parents
- Address proof of the parents
- Marriage proof of the parents
Online Application Procedure
To apply for Uttarakhand birth certificate through the e-District portal, follow the step by step guidelines given below:
Step 1: The applicant has to visit the official website of Uttarakhand to register the birth.
Step 2: In case you are a new user of the e-District portal, you have registered in the portal for avail certificate services. Click on “Register” option on the home page.
Step 3: You have to fill the required details and click on the “Activate account” button. Once the account has been activated, login to the e-District portal using your user id and user password.
Step 4: Now click on the “Download” link on the menu bar and select the Application form option from the dropdown list.
Step 5: To download the birth registration e-form in PDF format, click on the “Birth Certificate” link.
The application form is reproduced below for your ready reference.
Step 6: Now you can fill the online birth registration form and attach the scanned documents along with the form.
Step 7: After completing the application form successfully, submit it to the concerned authority along with the prescribed fee for the registration.
Step 8: On submission of application, an acknowledgement slip will be given to verify the status of your application.
Note: The concerned authority will issue the Birth Certificate within seven working days from the date of application.
Track Application Status
The application status may be checked by clicking ‘verification & check status’ link on the login page. Then enter the application number and click neither “to know the status” button nor “verification of certificate” button to verify your certificate details and to check the status of your application.