FAQ on Birth/Death Certificate
What is the procedure of registration of Birth & Death ?
What is the procedure for getting a Birth & Death Certificate ?
Where do I have to go and during which hours?
Whom to approach for registration of Birth & Death in Delhi ?
Which papers/documents/fees, do I take with me?
What will be the criteria used while deciding my case?
When will I get a response?
Q. What is the procedure of registration of Birth & Death?
Every Birth or Death 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 / Death are:
(a) When the Birth/ Death has taken place in a house.
Head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the House or oldest person in the family
(b) When the Birth/Death was taken place outside the house
(i) In a Hospital/Health Centre, Maternity Home or other like institutions
Medical Officer Incharge or any officer authorised by him.
(ii) In a Jail
(iii) In a Hospital, Dharmshala, Boarding House etc.
(iv) In a Moving Vehicle
Person Incharge of the Vehicle
(v) Found deserted in a public place
Headman of the Village/Incharge of the local police station
Q.What is the procedure for getting a Birth & Death Certificate?
The Birth and Death 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 /death has already been registered. Single copy of Birth & Death Certificate is given free of cost to the informant immediately after the registration procedure is completed. Additional copies of the Birth & Death certificate are also issued @ Rs.5/- per copy and on payment of Rs.2/- for search of the single entry in current year and Rs.2/- for every additional year for which the search is made. The certificates are issued from the registration centres/Zonal Offices of the local bodies.
Q. Where do I have to go and during which hours?
To the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction birth or death took place, during 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on any working day. Click Here to obtain the contact address of the SDM in whose jurisdiction in your colony lies.
Q.Whom to approach for registration of Birth & Death in Delhi?
There are different centres of each local bodies in Delhi for such registration. The details as per jurisdiction of the local body are as below:-
MCD (188 Centres - Urban : 137 and Rural : 51)
Deputy Health Officer of each Municipal Zone is designated as Registrar of Births & Deaths. The vaccinator of vaccination centre or Para medical staff of Health Centres/Sub Centres have been designated as Sub Registrar.
- Domicilliary Cases
- Registration of Births / Deaths occurring at home in an urban area is being done at the vaccination centre located in the area.
- Registration of Birth/ Death occurring at home in rural area is being done by vaccinators or Para medical staff. Registration Centres are located in Primary Health Centres, Dispensaries and Mother & Child Welfare Sub Centres located in rural areas.
- Other Cases
Registration of Birth / Death occurring in Hospital, Nursing Home and for other cases is being done at Zonal Office of MCD where these institutions are located.
Special arrangements of registration of deaths have also been made by MCD at the following crimination grounds:-
N.D.M.C. (9 Centres)
- Nigam Bodh Ghat,
- Sant Nagar,
- Pachkuian Road,
- Electric Crematorium Punjabi Bagh,
- Subhash Nagar,
- Pashchim Puri,
- Electric Crematorium, Nigam Bodh Ghat,
- Green Park,
- Children Ghat,
- Punjabi Bagh
Registration of Birth & Death where institutional or domiciliary is being done at the Vaccination Centre located in the NDMC area. The vaccinator of each vaccination centre has been designated as Sub Registrar. Medical Officer Incharge of the International Inoculation Centre, Mandir Marg has been designated as Registrar of Births /Deaths for the entire area of NDMC.
Delhi Cantt. ( 1 Centre ) : Registration of Birth / Death (institutional /domicilliary) is being done Registration Centre located in Cantt. General Hospital.
Case of Moving Vehicle : Registration of Birth/Death occurring in a moving vehicle will be done at the registration centre of the area of first place of halt of the vehicle.
Q. Which papers/documents/fees, do I take with me?
- Application on a plain paper.
- Proof of Birth/Death of the person in respect of whom certificate is required.
- Affidavit specifying place, date and time of birth/death of the person.
For proforma of affidavit for
- Copy of Ration Card.
- School leaving certificate, if any, showing date of birth (in the case of birth certificate only).
- All documents to be attested by a Gazetted Officer.
Q. What will be the criteria used while deciding my case?
After receiving the completed application, a draft order is made and sent to concerned police station for verification. (However, no such verification is required where a birth certificate is requested to be issued on the basis of a school leaving certificate showing date of birth).
After receiving the positive verification report from the police station, an order is issued to MCD for birth/death registration.
Q. When will I get a response?
You should be getting a response normally within 21 days.
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