In this article, you will know how to obtain birth certificate from Union Council in Pakistan. The process of union council birth certificate is compulsory under Pakistani law. Obtaining a birth certificate is a fundamental right of every child recognized by national as well as international law.
For this purpose, a birth certificate that is issued by the Union Council is the first step. After getting the birth certificate you can proceed to NADRA for obtaining a child registration certificate (CRC).
Before moving forward let’s analyze some of the Laws that deal with a birth certificate in Pakistan:
The Cantonments Act 1924, deals with the birth registration of children born in the cantonment areas of Pakistan.
Local Government Ordinance 2001, gives administration power to Unions to maintain the union council childbirth registration system. This system keeps the record and when asked issues birth certificates, deaths certificate, and marriage certificates.
National Database Registration Authority Ordinance 2000, is also responsible for the registration of a citizen under 18 years by his/her guardian/ parent, not later than one month after his/her birth.
View related: Change your date Of Birth on CNIC through NADRA
So let’s analyze now what is a birth certificate?
A birth certificate is a legal document. It is acceptable proof of a person’s birth inside Pakistan. This legal document will tell us about the date of birth, place of birth, and parentage of the newborn child.
Who Can Apply for Birth Certificate At Union Council?
Now let’s discuss who can apply or give application for obtaining a birth certificate from Union Council:
The first priority is given to the child’s parents, they have to personally appear before the union council office while giving applying for a union council birth certificate.
If parents are not available or died then the first blood relative or the guardian of that newborn child can apply for a birth certificate. In the case of guardians, they have to provide a certified copy of the Court’s guardian certificate and death certificate. In cases where a child has been adopted, a Court Guardian Certificate will also be required.
Required Documents for Birth Certificate
It is time that you should know what documents are required for Union Council Birth Certificate?
When you apply for a birth certificate from the union council, make sure that you have all the following documents in hand.
- Application form for a computerized birth certificate
- Affidavit on stamp paper
- Handwritten application to chairman union council
- Birth Receipts of Hospital (known as Janam Parchi)
- CNIC of parents
Let’s discuss the Birth Certificate Registration Fee.
Union Council Birth Registration Fee
In Punjab, the fee for getting a union council birth certificate is about Rs. 200/- (for an exact fee please visit your nearest union council office). But those who live in Islamabad capital territory the fee of childbirth registration depends upon delay in application.
If the application of childbirth registration is given to capital development authority (CDA) immediately it Rs.50, after a one-year fee is Rs.60, after 5 years the birth registration fee is Rs.630.
What is the Union Council Birth Certificate Fee in 2020?
The birth registration process is free but a fee of Rs. 100/- will be charged for issuance of the NADRA Computerize Birth Registration Certificate. The secretary union council will receive this fee.
You can click on this link to get the CDA childbirth registration form. This form is applicable to Islamabad.
Now the process of birth certificate starts from here:
Process of Obtaining Birth Certificate Union Council
If you or your child don’t have a union council birth certificate then you should immediately approach your concerned union council. While applying for a childbirth certificate from the union council you should visit their office and get the application form.
The childbirth registration is available at each union council’s office. You can read it carefully and then fill in all blanks with the relevant information. You can start with mention the name of the parents of the child, his/her birth date. Then mention the name of grandfather. Attaching a copy of the parent’s CNIC is compulsory.
Along with this application, an affidavit on stamp paper is also required. In this stamp paper, you swore that all facts are true and nothing has been concealed. The sample affidavit of birth registration is given below.
After that, you have to write an application to the chairman union council asking permission to enter the child’s name in the union council record. he child’s name in the union council record.
Now attach all documents and submit them at the union office along with Rs. 200 fees. After that, the Union Council will issue a birth certificate within the next 14 days.
Let’s talk about the late entry of birth certificate in Union Council:
Late Entry Procedure for Union Council Birth Certificate
It is mandatory to enter the information on childbirth within the first 60 days. But where that time elapses then:
Delay is 21 days but before 7 years
The applicant has to submit an application for reason that delay occurred. Along with this application one affidavit and hospital birth slip or where the child is studying in school then school certificate or card of child vaccination is submitted to the chairman or vice-chairman only.
One certificate from the councilor or Lambardar attesting the birth of a child is also required.
As per law after verification of birth detail, the secretary union council will enter the date of birth within the next 5 days.
Delay is more than 7 years
when you fail to obtain a birth certificate from the union council for more than 7 years, the document that needs to attach with will remain the same. But this time within 7 days the secretary union council will forward these documents to the assistant commissioner. After confirmation from the Assistant commissioner office entry will be made within 7 days.
During that procedure, the applicant will be asked to consult the medical superintendent in the district headquarter hospital. He will examine the child to determine his age. That superintendent will submit his report to the chairman or vice-chairman. And upon chairman order secretary will enter the date of birth in the union council.
How Overseas Pakistan Can Obtain Birth Certificate from Union Council
For Those overseas Pakistani, they can reach the Pakistani consulate within 180 days to register their childbirth in the union council. A “form S” will be provided to those applicants. Fill it and then your consulate will send a report to the concerned union council.
Birth Certificate for Adopted Child
In case you have adopted a child, you have to provide all the above-menioted documents along with a guardian certificate from the court.
So that’s it this is the complete procedure for getting a union council birth certificate.
To conclude, I can say that obtaining a birth certificate from the Union council is compulsory for every citizen. I have explained all the procedures above. Now if you can any questions then leave a comment below this post so that they can be answered as soon as possible.