What is a Birth Certificate?
A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a person.
The term “birth certificate” can refer to either the original document certifying the circumstances of the birth or to a certified copy of or representation of the ensuing registration of that birth.
How To Get A Birth Certificate In Uganda
Below is how to get a birth certificate in Uganda in person
- Visit the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) with the required documents
- Approach the service desk and request the application form, read through the instruction, and fill it accurately: Notice of birth of a child
- Submit the filled form with the required documents to the attending officer who will verify, process, and register the birth through the (NIRA) computer system.
- For a birth that has occurred in a medical facility, a notification Record shall include a document duly signed and stamped by a Hospital Administrator or Superintendent.
- For a birth that has occurred in the community, a notification Record shall include a document duly signed and stamped by a Division- Town Clerk, Sub-county – Sub-county Chief, and shall have the following particulars of the event:-
- Date of Birth.
- Time of Birth.
- Registration Number.
- Name of child.
- Names of Parents
- You will then be issued with a Registration number of the birth certificate for the child and you should come with the registration number when picking the certificate
- Upon payment of the application fees through a designated bank, you will be issued the certificate.
How long does it take to process a birth certificate in Uganda?
It takes 7 to 10 working days for Uganda Registration Services Bureau to process the birth certificate.
What are the requirements for getting a birth certificate in Uganda?
Below are the needed requirements to get a birth certificate in Uganda
A Birth Notification Form.
A NIRA Birth Application Form Completed and Signed By the Notifier.
Copy of National ID of the Notifier.
National Identification Number (NIN)/NID of the Applicant.
Can anyone collect a birth certificate in Uganda?
Birth, marriage, adoption, civil partnership, and death certificates are public records, meaning anybody can access or apply for them.