How to register for a Birth Certificate in Punjab?
A birth certificate is the most crucial form of identification, as it allows anyone in possession of one to take advantage of a wide range of services provided by the Indian government to its residents. claiming the right to marry at the legally acceptable age, settling inheritance and property rights, and acquiring government-issued identity documents such as a driver’s license or passport.
The request related to issuance of Birth certificate can be accepted at the Suwidha centers or Gram Suwidha Kendra’s (GSK) or any other arrangement made by the Government for accepting the request, without discretion of any kind.
- The applicant must be a resident of the Punjab state to apply for a Punjab birth certificate.
- Every parent is required to register the birth of their kid within 21 days after the date of birth. Under the following circumstances, the concerned persons are responsible for registering the birth:
a) In metropolitan regions, any individual authorised by the medical institution is responsible for reporting the birth in the appropriate registrar office if the delivery happens in a hospital, health centre, or nursing home.
b) In rural areas, if a child is born in a house, the head of the family is entitled to register the birth with the appropriate authority.
Procedure for registration of Birth Certificate in Punjab:
- Get your application form pre-filled by clicking here or on Generate Now button. Answer few questions and get your birth application form ready in minutes.
- Make sure you have all of the required documents listed in the section below titled “Required documents”
- Submit the application along with the needed documentation to the authorities.
- After submitting the form, collect the acknowledgment slip. Depending on the applicable payment standards with respect to the application, the applicant may be requested to pay for the process.
- Obtain a birth certificate from the office using the acknowledgment slip within the timeframe specified.
Documents Required for Birth Certificate
- The register record suffices if the birth occurs in a dispensary or hospital.
- Parents’ address evidence (voter ID, driver’s license, etc.)
- Parents’ Aadhaar Card
- If the birth occurs in a home, the citizen must contact the local government (with the address and Aadhar number as described above) and notify them in writing. The certificate will then be issued after it has been confirmed.
- Name of the parent.
- Date of the child’s birth
- Place of residence
- Doctor’s certificate OR hospital discharge certificate
- An affidavit from a judicial magistrate / Notary (as suggested) is necessary in the case of delayed registration (after the applicable term as per state regulations) (indicating the date and place of birth, names of a parent, and evidence of the event of birth).
- In the case that birth is not registered within the 21-day period, a no-objection certificate must be obtained (NOC).
- If you apply after a month but before a year, you must acquire approval from the authorities as recommended.
- If you apply after one year, you must get a judicial order from a Magistrate, and a copy of the order must be attached to your application.
- If there is no record for birth from hospital, then the village head / Regional Councillor / MLA / MP / MBS Certificate of signature and stamp with any one of the doctor should be submitted
Who can register the birth of a child in Punjab?
- When birth 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 can register the birth of a child
- When the Birth has taken place outside the house
- When birth took place in a Sadar Hospital/Sub-Divisional Hospital/Medical College Hospital/Referral Hospital – Deputy Superintendent of the hospitals and officers In-charge of referral hospital and PHCs.
- In Maternity Home and other like Institution: Medical officer In-charge
- In a Jail: Jail In-charge
- In a Dharmshala, Boarding House, etc: Person In-charge
- In a Moving Vehicle: Person In-charge of the Vehicle
- Found deserted in a public place: Headman of the Village/In-charge of the local police station
Birth Certificate Benefits in Punjab
- For admission to schools.
- As proof of age for employment.
- For proof of age at marriage.
- To establish parentage.
- To establish age for the purpose of enrollment in Electoral Rolls.
- To establish age for insurance purposes.