A birth certificate is the most important identity document that makes it possible for anyone in possession of it to benefit from services offered by a government to its citizens. In India, nowadays it is mandatory that every birth should be registered with the government. Birth registration can be done within 21 days from the date of birth occurrence free of cost. From 22nd day to 365th day the birth can be registered by paying a fine amount.
In India, Registration of birth /stillbirth is mandatory with Birth and death act 1969 to obtain the birth certificate and avail privileges. In case the birth has not been registered within the specified time of its occurrence, then non-availability of birth certificate (N-A-B-C) should be claimed. Post submission of the N-A-B-C to the Revenue Divisional Office, the birth certificate is issued after due police verification ordered by the revenue authorities.
Steps to register your Birth and avail Birth Certificate:
1. Contact municipal corporation office
2. Fill the application form
3. Fill in Data of birth, Place of birth, name of child, name of father/mother
Along with the application, you should pay a small amount has fee to municipal office. If you fail to register within the allotted time as said and If you find any difficulty in registration you can contact any agents or consultants to make your work easy.
Apart from Indian Residents, NRI’s living in the US should obtain either birth certificate or non-availability of birth certificate for them to apply for Green Card. Henceforth as you can see the usage of a birth certificate is varied and is of priority.