What is a Birth Certificate and Why is it Essential?
A Birth Certificate is the most important identity document that helps
people to have services offered by the Indian Government to its citizens.
Birth Certificates in Delhi are issued by the Local Bodies namely MCD (188
Centres - Urban : 137 and Rural : 51), NDMC ( 9 Centres ), Delhi Cantonment Board
( 1 Centre ), provided the birth has already been registered. The certificates are issued from the registration
Centres/Zonal Offices of the local bodies.
Application on a plain paper
Proof of Birth of the child in respect of whom the certificate is required
Affidavit specifying place, date and time of birth of the child.
Copy of Ration Card
Photograph of Child along with Parent.
All documents to be attested by a Gazetted Officer
Normally you should be getting a response within 21 days.
OBTAIN BIRTH CERTIFICATE: DELHI
Every Birth is to be reported and registered within 21 days at the place of its occurrence in the prescribed reporting forms.
The persons required to register Birth are:
When the Birth has taken place in a residence: Head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the House or oldest person in the family
When the Birth has taken place outside the house:
a) In a Hospital/Health Centre, Maternity Home or other like institutions: Medical Officer In-charge or any officer
authorized by him.
b) In a Jail: Jail In-charge
c) In a Hospital, Dharmshala, Boarding House: Person In-charge
d) In a Moving Vehicle: Person In-charge of the Vehicle
e) Found deserted in a public place: Headman of the Village/In-charge of the local police station
Birth Certificates in Delhi are issued by the Local Bodies namely MCD, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board,
within 7 days from the date of receipt of application from the applicant, provided the birth has already been registered.
The certificates are issued from the registration centers/Zonal Offices of the local bodies.