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How to get NADRA Birth Registration Certificate in Pakistan

Birth Certificate is a legal document used to register children under the age of 18 years. It is one of the fundamental rights assured in the constitution of Pakistan to the child to get a birth certificate from his place of birth. It is proof of a child’s date and place of birth along with other data. 
birth-certificateIn Pakistan, NADRA has established a special system to issue Birth Certificate through other government departments e.g. Union Council or Cantonment Boards but NADRA is not directly issuing these birth certificates.
After the birth of a baby, it is the responsibility of the parents to register its name with local authorities and to get the birth certificate by paying a nominal fee within 60 days. But if the parents could not get the registration done in time, they may face problems and will have to pay fine later on. So it is the wise act to get registered the newborn baby name as soon as possible after his birth.

From where to get the Birth Certificate

Computerized NADRA Birth Certificate can be issued from following authorities depending upon the area where you live:
  • Union Council
  • TMA Office
  • Cantonment Board Office
  • Capital Development Authority (CDA) Islamabad

Procedure and Completion Time for NADRA Birth Registration Certificate

Visit the relevant office from the above list depending upon your area. Get requisite birth certificate registration form and fill it accordingly. Attach all required documents with the application form. Submit the duly filled application form with required documents and official fee. Collect your computerized NADRA birth certificate on a given date from same issuing office. 
Usually, it will take 3-10 working days to get issued a NADRA birth certificate but this period can vary in different conditions.
Check that all data is accurate while receiving the birth certificate and ask for correction if there is any mistake.

Documents required obtaining NADRA Birth Certificate

  • Copy of child’s hospital birth certificate
  • Copy of father’s CNIC
  • Copy of mother’s CNIC
  • Copies of passport from father and mother (in case of Foreigners)
  • An affidavit from parents with CNIC copies of 2 witnesses (in case of birth at home)
  • Filled and signed the application form (duly attested by BPS-17 and above officer)
Following is a sample NADRA birth certificate issued by a Union Council under the Government of Punjab, Pakistan.
NADRA Birth Registration Certificate

NADRA Birth Certificate Pakistan Fee

Fee for issuance of NADRA Birth Certificate differs according to the age of the child and issuing city. Late birth registration penalties will also apply for late birth registration.

NADRA Birth Certificate Online Tracking and Verification

Many visitors ask about how to track NADRA Birth Certificate online? We would like to inform that there is no online method available for the public to apply, track or verify NADRA Birth Certificate Online in Pakistan. You have to visit the issuing department for issuance or verification purpose. 

How to Apply for a Duplicate Birth Certificate

In case you have lost the original certificate and now required a duplicate birth certificate, you have to visit the same issuing office with all the relevant information e.g. date of birth and date of registration etc. and preferably with a photocopy of the original birth certificate (if you have one).

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