How do you get Birth certificate in Dubai?
Birth of a child is a moment of great joy for the parents and the family of the new born. One of the first requirements is to obtain a Passport for the child. But in order to get a passport you need to get a birth certificate to be submitted to the respective consulate.
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After the birth of your child, do not rush to get the birth certificate. Wait till your wife and child have been discharged from the hospital and you have had a few days’ time to finalize a name for your child, before you proceed to get the birth certificate. However, do keep in mind that the maximum period to register your child’s birth is 30 days in UAE.
The hospital where your baby was delivered, will issue a ‘notification of birth’ certificate in Arabic.
For an English birth certificate, go to Preventive Medicine Department at Al Baraha Hospital in Deira. Get an application form from the Birth Certificate Office (parking can be a hassle, so reach early in the morning).
A translator will type your application at the hospital.
All expatriates must get both the Arabic and English certificates attested by the Ministry of Health (at Al Baraha Hospital) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consulate area, Bur Dubai). You will actually need to drive down to the location.
You need to provide the following documents: Original and copy of parents’ passports with residence visa, copy of attested marriage certificates and discharge summary from hospital.
Beware there are brokers who might try and lure you with service. Do not budge. Do it yourself so you will know what the procedure is(for the next time…).
You can do all these procedures within a day if you start early. I have not mentioned about the charges since they might vary.
Disclaimer: Please note that these procedures were true at the time I did this for my kid. You are requested to check with the relevant authority. I, in no way will be held responsible for any changes in the procedures at the current time.
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