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How to get duplicate birth certificate after relocation?


Date: 26 Jan 2016    Group: Lawyers    Category: Indian Law   

Hi. I'm from Ranchi and I lost my birth certificate a few years back. Can I get a new one from Dombivli-Mumbai? I am now 43yrs old?

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Author: Bhuvaneswara Rao Nalla    31 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

I don't think it is possible to take a birth certificate in another city in which the candidate is not born. You have to go to your city of birth and apply for the birth certificate with the Registrar of Births and Deaths. He will issue the birth certificate only when the birth is registered with the local authorities. If the birth is not registered, a police verification is done at your birth place. If the verification proves that you were born in that locality and on the date mentioned by you, then only the birth certificate will be issued by the Registrar of your locality, where you were born.

Author: [Anonymous]    01 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Birth Certificate can only be issued from the Birth Place. There is no provision to get duplicate Birth Certificate from any other city of our country.
For getting duplicate Birth certificate, you may need to submit some supporting documents like Hospital papers, or anythings else.


Author: Jagdish Patro    01 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

At the outset, what is the need for you to get a birth certificate at the age of 43? You could have come out with clarity while seeking guidance. Age proof is needed for applying a PAN card, going for Health insurance/ taking a LIC policy etc. Your X Class/SSC certificate would be suffice to apply for that. These days, I think it was made mandatory to attach the same while applying for Passport.

Other than the above, if you need Birth certificate and the same you wanted to obtain from a place where you were not born. It is not possible and you should get it from the place where you were born. In case you lost all the particulars, go for a legal affidavit and submit the same in the office of Revenue Divisional Officer/ Dy.Magistrate under whose purview your place of birth falls. They will examine the genuineness of your claim and issue a new certificate as per your legal declaration with supporting documents.


Author: ajaykumar    02 Feb 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

There is no such thing as duplicate birth certificate, when you lost your original birth certificate; they can get another copy of the birth certificate by;

1. Applying with the ward office of the concerned municipal corporation, this indicates to that municipal corporation where the birth of the child was registered or from where, the misplaced copy of birth- certificate was obtained. In order to get another copy of the birth certificate, one needs to submit a nominal fee. In India, some states provide an application form for another copy of birth-certificate, while some states ask the applicant to write a letter to the ward-officer, explaining their problem and requesting them to issue another copy of the same.

2. Second way, to obtain another copy of birth certificate is by filling and sending an application to the Public Health Department of one's country of birth, along with the necessary fee. The form can be obtained from the same office.

3. The last way, is by sending the application through fax to the health department office, with the required amount of fee through cheque.

There is nothing like a duplicate death, birth or marriage certificate. One can get as many copies as they want of their birth certificate by applying in any of the above ways, with the required fees. Photocopies of birth, marriage and death certificate is not legally valid, only their first-original, second original or third original and so on copies are legally valid. New Delhi Municipal Corporation charges Rs. 5 for every additional copy of the birth-certificate.





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