How to Get a Birth Certificate?

The birth of a child is an occasion for joy and celebration yet also involves the completion of certain legal formalities and documentation. The issuing of a Birth Certificate is among the most important of these as it serves as a:

  • Proof of age and date of birth
  • Proof of place of birth and citizenship
  • Basis for obtaining other documents for the child

Fortunately, obtaining a birth certificate is not a very complicated process, and you can get one by following the steps given below.


Who issues a Birth Certificate?

  • Birth certificates are issued only by the MCGM.

How to acquire a birth certificate?

  • Fill an application for the birth certificate at the Hospital or Nursing Home when the mother is in labour.
  • Ensure that the name is spelt correctly.

When and where to collect the certificate from?

  • Three days after the birth of the child, collect the birth certificate from the CFC (Citizen Facilitation Centre) of the MCGM nearest to the hospital

What happens at the CFC?

The staff at the CFC fill in the application and add your details into the system. They then collect the necessary fees and required documents from you.

What if it is not possible to visit the CFC closest to the hospital?

  • Go to the CFC, most convenient to you, and fill an application to acquire the certificate. (The certificate will take more than three days to reach the convenient CFC)
  • Or apply online by visiting the MCGM website here.


Points to remember:

  • Most records after the year 1996 are available in the system.
  • The registration number provided by the Hospital/ Nursing Home/ Maternity home should be kept safely (This is used to check records).
  • Criteria like gender, date of birth, ward, father’s name, mother’s name or hospital name can be used in case you lose your registration number.
  • You can collect as many copies as you desire.
  • To name the child after birth, the parents need to carry one of the following documents:
    • Pan Card
    • Driving License
    • Voter’s card
    • Passport
    • Ration Card
    • Proof of Mother’s maiden Name

For further information, please click on the following link:

NOTE: The data provided should match the information provided at the time of registration and once entered, the name cannot change.

Source: This information has been provided by the MCGM