Planning to get a birth certificate online? Here is a complete guide

Planning to get a birth certificate online? Here is a complete guide

In India, the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (RBD Act) makes the registration of births, stillbirth and deaths compulsory. The registration of birth is necessary under the Civil Registration system and one can apply for a birth certificate through online and offline methods.

The concerned municipal corporation or Councils in India issues a birth certificate and an individual’s birth must be registered with the concerned local authority. At the village level, a birth certificate is issued by the Gram Panchayat office.

Documents needed for getting a birth registration:

A birth certificate is one of the most crucial documents that helps an individual get the benefits of various government schemes. You will need the following documents:

-Proof of birth letter provided by the hospital. Hospitals across the country provide the birth letter at the time of the birth.

-Birth certificate of parents and a self-attested copy of any one of your address proofs.

-Address Proof includes Voter ID card, electricity or utility bills, passport, Aadhaar card, Ration card and a running bank account.

How to get your birth certificate online?

If you do not have a birth certificate, or you are planning to get one, you need not worry. You can now get your birth certificate online with the help of some necessary documents.

You must report the birth on the Birth and Death Registration website within 21 days of the occurrence of the event. Follow these steps for getting a birth certificate online:

Step 1: Go to the Birth and Death Registration website. You can access the website through this link i.e.

Step 2: Take a printout of the application and forward it to the concerned Registrar. Do not post the application. The address of the registrar will appear at the bottom of the application. Make sure you carry all the requisite documents.

Step 3: A confirmation mail will be sent to your email id and you will be informed about the status of the application after it is received by the concerned registrar.

Step 4: Now, you have to enter the Application Reference Number on the website to check the status.

Step 5: Once the entire process is completed, the birth certificate will be delivered at the address you have provided.

In case, any event of birth is not reported for registration within 21 days, the same can be reported under the Delayed Registration provisions by paying a prescribed fee. One can get a birth certificate without the name of the child. The concerned registration authority can enter the name within 12 months without any fees.

How to get a birth certificate offline?

If you want to apply for a birth certificate offline, then follow these steps:

Step 1: You can go to your Corporation or Panchayat of the place where you were born. You can get your certificate from the authorities at a nominal rate.

Step 2: Give the concerned registrar the date, place and time for issuing your birth certificate. Take your necessary documents like the Aadhaar card, educational qualification certificates and address proof.

Step 3: You will be asked to pay a nominal fee and a certificate will be issued after the verification process is completed.