How to Obtain Birth Certificate in Delhi

Every Birth is to be reported and registered within 21 days at the place of its occurrence in the prescribed reporting forms. The persons required to register Birth are:

A. When the Birth has taken place in a house: Head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the House or oldest person in the family.

B. When the Birth has taken place outside the house:

  • In a Hospital/Health Centre, Maternity Home or other like institutions:
    Medical Officer Incharge or any officer authorised by him.
  • In a Jail:
    Jail Incharge
  • In a Hospital, Dharmshala, Boarding House:
    Person Incharge
  • In a Moving Vehicle:
    Person Incharge of the Vehicle
  • Found deserted in a public place:
    Headman of the Village/Incharge of the local police station
Procedure

Birth Certificates in Delhi are issued by the Local Bodies namely MCD, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board, within 7 days from the date of receipt of application from the applicant, provided the birth has already been registered. The certificates are issued from the registration centres/Zonal Offices of the local bodies.

Concerned Authority

There are different centres of each local body in Delhi for such registration. The details as per jurisdiction of the local body are as below:

MCD (188 Centres - Urban : 137 and Rural : 51)

Deputy Health Officer of each Municipal Zone is designated as Registrar of Births & Deaths. The vaccinator of the vaccination centre or paramedical staff of Health Centres/Sub Centres have been designated as Sub-Registrars and also at Citizen Service Bureau.

Domiciliary Cases

Registration of Births occurring at home in an urban area is being done at the vaccination centre located in the area.

Registration of Birth occurring at home in a rural area is being done by vaccinators or paramedical staff. Registration Centres are located in Primary Health Centres, Dispensaries and Mother & Child Welfare Sub Centres in rural areas.

Other Cases

Registration of Birth occurring in a hospital, nursing home and for other cases is being done at the offices of the MCD in the zones where these institutions are located.

N.D.M.C. ( 9 Centres ):

List of Birth Registration Centers in New Delhi :
 • Charak Palika Hospital, Moti Bagh, New Delhi
 • Palika Maternity Hospital, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
 • Polyclninic, 37, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi
 • 42-South Market, Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi
 • Cancer Detection Centre, Maternity Centre, Babar Road, New Delhi
 • A-5, Pandara Road, New Delhi
 • Polyclninic, 37, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi
 • Maternity Centre, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi

Office Hours:- 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Public Dealing time is 9.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m) for Birth &cases which are current and are more than one year old, the certificate will be issued within 96 hours.

Papers/Documents/Fees

After getting a perfect solution to the query of how to get birth certificate in Delhi, one also needs to know the paper requirements of this procedure. Papers needs in it are:

 • Simple paper in which whole application is written.
 • Child’s delivery evidence.

 • Details of date, place as well as the time of birth of infant in an affidavit.
 • Ration card replica.
 • Certificate that shows leaving of child’s school.
 • Also confirmation needs to be done of every of these certificate by Gazette official.

Criteria Used for deciding the case

After receiving the completed application, a draft order is made and sent to the concerned police station for verification. (However, no such verification is required where a birth certificate is requested to be issued on the basis of a school leaving certificate showing the date of birth.)

After receiving the positive verification report from the police station, an order is issued to the MCD for birth registration.

Additional Information

Fee for obtaining the copies of certificate

Rs.15/- per copy plus service charges of Rs.5/-

Rule for registering after due date

There is a prescribed rule and fee structure for late registration and submission of required documents, and permission from a competent authority has to be obtained.

Documents to produce for late registration

 • A birth can be registered after 21 days but before 30 days of occurrence on payment of late fee.

 • A birth can be registered after 30 days but before 1 year of occurrence after obtaining written permission from the Registrar and on payment of late fee.

 • A birth can be registered after 1 year of occurrence after obtaining an order from the Area Magistrate (i.e. SDM of the first class or a Presidency Magistrate) and on payment of late fee.

Fee structure for registration

 • Registration within a period of 21 days of occurrence - No fees

 • Registration after 21 days but before 30 days of occurrence - Rs.5/-

 • Registration after 30 days but before 1 year of occurrence - Rs.10/-

 • Registration after 1 year of occurrence - Rs.20/-

 • Service charge of Rs.5/-

Addition of the name of the child in Birth record

 • Within 1 year of the birth the name can be added at any Citizen Service Bureau or through the internet. An application form has to be submitted.

 • After 1 year but within 15 years, the same can be added at any Citizen Service Bureau, on payment of late fee and submission of an application form.

Time Taken

The registration of birth will be made on the day the physical form of reporting the birth is submitted.

Changes in the Certificate

Changes in the certificate can be undertaken at any of the CSBs on a written request along with an affidavit and undertaking from the informant.

Response Time

Normally you should be getting a response within 21 days.