How do you get Birth certificate in Dubai?

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.

If the parents are of different nationalities, the child will adopt the nationality of the father.

The hospital where your baby was delivered,  will issue a ‘notification of birth’ certificate in Arabic. Government hospitals will issue birth certificate as a next step.

However, for babies born in private hospitals, parents will need to apply to the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi or the Ministry of Health and Prevention in all other for a birth certificate by presenting the birth notification.

A translator will type your application at the hospital.

What are the Documents required to get the birth certificate in UAE?

Regardless of the emirate where the birth took place, these are the documents you would need to submit:

  1. Electronic notification of birth from the hospital at which the child was delivered
  2. Original marriage certificate
  3. Copies and originals of the parents’ passports
  4. Discharge summary from Hospital
  5. Copies and originals of Parent’s Emirates Ids

In the case of a birth inside the UAE while the father is outside the country or a non-resident of the UAE, the following additional documents must be submitted:

  1. Declaration from the wife stating the continuity of the marriage.
  2. Attested copy of the husband’s passport or a letter from the embassy indicating the nationality of the father or a statement from the husband confirming the paternity of the child, attested by his country’s embassy and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Can I apply online for the birth certificate in UAE?

Yes, you can apply online and the hospital at which you gave birth can also facilitate the process, as an add-on service.

Abu Dhabi – Department of Health

In Abu Dhabi, you can apply for a birth certificate online by visiting: in a new tab.

Other Emirates: Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP)

MOHAP issues birth certificates for births registered in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. You can visit any of the service centres mentioned below:

MOHAP service centre locations:

  1. Preventive Medicine Center – Dubai
  2. Preventive Medicine Center – Sharjah – Al Ghubaiba
  3. Preventive Medicine Center – Sharjah – Al Dhaid
  4. Preventive Medicine Center – Sharjah – Khorfakkan
  5. Preventive Medicine Center – Sharjah – Dibba Al Hisn
  6. Preventive Medicine Center – Sharjah – Kalba
  7. Preventive Medicine Center – Ajman
  8. Preventive Medicine Center – Umm Al Quwain
  9. Preventive Medicine Center – Ras Al Khaimah
  10. Preventive Medicine Center – Fujairah
  11. Service “1” Center – Emirates Towers
  12. Kuwaiti Hospital – Dubai
  13. Al Qasimi Hospital for Women and Children – Sharjah
  14. Al Dhaid Hospital – Sharjah
  15. Khorfakkan Hospital – Sharjah
  16. Kalba Hospital – Sharjah
  17. Sheikh Khalifa Hospital for Women and Children – Ajman
  18. Umm Al Quwain Hospital – UAQ
  19. Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital
  20. Saqr Hospital – Ras Al Khaimah
  21. Abdullah Bin Omran Hospital – Ras Al Khaimah
  22. Fujairah Hospital – Fujairah
  23. Dibba Hospital – Fujairah

Applying online through MOHAP website

You can also apply for a birth certificate by visiting the following link: in a new tab.

Attestation of the birth Certificate

The birth certificate would then need to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This can be done by applying for the attestation through a typing centre or by visiting a notary public.

That’s it.

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.



Deepak is a passionate blogger with interests in bitcoin, online marketing, and writing.

9 thoughts on “How do you get Birth certificate in Dubai?

  1. Hi Deepak,

    I have one question I have Indian passport in my before marriage name, I have added my husband name in the spouse name. So will it be a problem for getting the birth certificate for my child ? As I have not changed my surname in the passport. ( we are planning to deliver in government hospital )
    Please help !!!!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for your help Deepak. It is really helpful as we are in the process of registering our baby girl and to get her passport and visa.

    Only one more question I want to ask what is the best time in the morning one should be at Al Baraha Hospital to complete everything as early as possible so that on the same day one can not only attest the birth certificate but also can apply for the passport.

    One tip if someone finds it useful in MOFA if you have a lady with you who can go inside and attest the Birth certificate issued from Al Baraha Hospital Deira Dubai it will take one few minutes to get out as there is a separate counter for ladies. Do take your E payment card with you when going to MOFA…

    Thanks and regards,

    1. Muhammad,
      I am not sure when the counter opens; but it is advised to go at around 9AM.
      Thank you for the tip.

  3. where can i get birth certificate for my chilld?, i gav birth in goverment hospital in sharjah, my child is already 9months old and my residence permit has expired,presently am on 7th months overstayed, although am ready to pay all my overstayed and exit the country as soon as possible but am scared that i may have issue getting the bith certificate, kindly help , your answer is very urgent.

  4. Hi
    What nationality they will write on birth certificate if me and husband are from different countries?

    1. It will be upto the parents to decide. But do check with the respective embassy. I have a friend who is Belgian national and his wife is from Srilanka. They decided to give child dual nationality. But in most cases it will be single nationality.

  5. Did you hear about that child that was born on plane, he was named EK after the airlines … Everyone is good and safe now, the crew helped a lot and did a great job… There are even pages with this baby family tree and profile he’s still few days old and already a superstar

  6. i am looking for a job in emirates, now they want some medical exem from Baraha Hospital,Hospital friday is working or not?

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