Is Your Birth Registered With The Competent Authority
If you don't have any idea of where to do that, do remember that the Municipal
Corporation (MC) is the competent authority. Every district and place has a
separate Registrar in the MC office. This entity holds the licit right to issue
the birth proof.
If your roots lie in the village, you can visit the Gram Panchayat or para-medical
staff. They, both, have the right to stamp the birth application on behalf of
the Indian government. There are a few places, like Nagaland, wherein these
bodies don't exist. The school teachers and hospital In-charge can sign the
It's mandatory to get your name recorded in the books of the nearby Municipal
Corporation (MC). Otherwise, you birth would be categorized as an unregistered
If you have lost or damaged your birth proof, however, you can get it again.
But, the competent authority would issue the NABC (Non-availability of the birth
certificate) first. It is a mandatory step to regain the original birth proof.
What Does The Birth And Death Registration Act 1969 State?
The Indian legislation directs every citizen to register his/her birth. This is
what the Birth and Death Registration Act, 1969 states. In general, it reads:
- The birth should be listed in the books of the Registrar within 21 days
at zero cost.
- In case the registration exceeds the prescribed days but within 30 days,
the same service would be payable.
- If the parents register their child's birth within one year, the
Registrar would issue as a payable service. Simultaneously, the parents must
seek permission of the competent authority and present the notarized
affidavit on behalf of the State Government.
- One more amendment occurred in the subsequent years. It made the process
a smooth sailing for those who are born on and before 1989. Such people can
show the affidavit to the Registrar. By acting upon your request, he would
register your ward's birth.
On the contrary, those who are born after 1989, they have to produce the
birth certificate/school leaving certificate or mark sheet showing the date of
the birth for a passport and visa verification.
Role of Non-Availability of Birth Certificate:
This certificate certifies the registration of the unregistered birth. If you've
lost your birth proof for anyhow reason, the same certificate would come in the
place of the original birth certificate. But, getting this proof is an
obligatory step to obtain your original birth proof. Later on, you can produce
it before the Magistrate or Notary Magistrate. He would verify your affidavit.
Afterward, you can get it a second original certificate of your birth from the
How Can You Get It?
Getting the affidavit is the first priority for you to have this certificate.
Therefore, you should have these documents for jumping through any hoop during
the court verification:
- 10 thclass school mark sheet/ school leaving certificate
- PAN Card/Aadhaar Card/Driving Licence/Voter ID
- Address proof
- Photograph of the child/parents
Be ready with one more soft copy of these documents. Once these documents are
cross-checked by the Magistrate, he will issue an affidavit with a notary stamp.
After taking it along, you can go to the MC office and fill the NABC form.
This process would be a can of worms. You can get out of the hot water by
appointing an attorney or a lawyer. He would take this affidavit out.
Subsequently, you can enclose it with the NABC form along with other identity
and address proofs. The verification would be a few days longer process. The
days may convert into weeks for verification.
How Can You Get It Online?
Once it is verified, you would be able to get your birth certificate on the
prescribed date. Every government governing body is taking a giant leap to the
ultimate technology. This is what a difference the digitization has made. To
apply online, you can visit the respective website of the State's Municipal
You need to register yourself with the website. Afterward, sign in to select the
birth certificate from the services offered. You can download the soft copy of
the NABC from the website. Then, fill it completely with valid details. Upload
all documents to support your application.
It may ask for online transaction against this government service. You can pay
online or opt in another option of the direct payment at the office. The
Registrar will verify your application and deliver you a message regarding an
appointment date. Make sure that you'd be physically present on the stated date
in the Registrar's office. Eventually, you will get the proof of your birth.