Process to Register Birth Certificate in Uttarakhand

Process to Register Birth Certificate in Uttarakhand

Legality of Birth Certificate

In India it is mandatory under the Law (as per the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969), to register every birth with the concerned State/UT within 21 days of its occurrence. The government accordingly has provided a very structured system for registration of birth, with the Registrar General at the Centre and Chief Registrars in the states, running through district registrars to the village and town registrars at the periphery.

Eligibility criteria to avail Birth Certificate

Any individual who is the citizen or NRI born in the state are eligible for availing the birth certificate. The birth certificate is issued to the parents in favour of child on the basis of application and specific amount deposited with application form to the concerned authority.

Procedure for Registering Birth Certificate

There is a defined process to obtain the Birth certificate in Orissa. Normally, head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the house or oldest person in the family in case the event is occurring in the house is to inform the concerned authority about birth. Medical officer in-charge or any other officer authorized by him, in case of institutional event.

After delivery of the child in case of institutions i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc. the authorities    have to    register the birth reports to the registrar of birth and death of the concerned jurisdictions.

In case of domiciliary births the household is entitled to submit the reports to the concerned authority for    registering the birth event.

In case the birth occurs in the jail, it is to be informing the concerned jailer.

If the birth occurs in hostel, dharmasala, boarding house, lodging house etc. the event is to be informing    the    concerned person-in-charge.

In case the birth occurs in moving vehicle, the person-in-charge of the vehicle is to be informing about    the birth.


Any Indian citizen

Concerned Authority

Town Area: Nagar Palika

Rural Area: Gram Panchayat


If the child is born in a Hospital then a letter given by the hospital has to be produced and if the child is born at home then an application has to be given to Nagar Palika. For obtaining Birth Certificate, duly filled Form-1 needs to be submitted along with the hospital certificate if applicable. If the registration is being made after one year from the date of birth then an affidavit has to be submitted.

Necessary documents/papers

Hospital Certificate


Form-1 which is available at Nagar Palika


Rs. 20/- for the issuance of Birth Certificate