Birth Certificate FAQs:


Q: Is a birth certificate a vital record that documents the birth of a child?

A: Yes.

Q: Are birth certificates not legally accepted as proof of age or citizenship?

A: Yes, and are frequently rejected by the Bureau of Consular Affairs during passport applications.

Q: Is a birth certificate signed by the head of the registrar or other public authority issuing the certificate?

A: Yes, Signature of the registrar should have a transcript and sealed with the official seal.

Q: Are birth certificates a function of the Vital Records Office of the states?

A: Yes, and capital district, territories and former territories.

Q: Are birth certificates available?

A: Yes, and however are not generally acceptable for identification purposes.

Q: Is a birth certificate a secure A4 paper document?

A: Yes, and generally listing: Full name at birth, sex at birth, parents and occupation, older siblings, addresses, date and place of birth, name of the registrar, date of registration, date of issue of certificate, a registration number, with the signature of the registrar and seal of the registry printed and or embossed.

Q: Is a birth certificate not allowed to have it in patches?

A: Yes, and blots and erasures, cuts.

Q: Is a birth certificate issued?

A: Yes, and free of charge, at the time of registration.

Q: Are birth certificates a function of the provinces or territories?

A: Yes.

Q: Are birth certificates issued by the Government of India or the municipality concerned?

A: Yes.