Updated registration procedures for birth, death certificates available on Bahrain.bh

In line with its awareness campaign, the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has urged the public to visit the National Portal, bahrain.bh to access updated procedures relating to the registration of births and deaths.

The updates can be accessed by visiting the Portal’s homepage, selecting Information Guide, and then Family and Relationships.

The changes are in line with Law No. 7 of 2019 Regulating the Registration of Births and Deaths within the Kingdom and for citizens abroad.

As per the Law, citizens and residents must report births that occurred in the Kingdom within 15 days and deaths within 72 hours.

Births and deaths that take place abroad must be reported within 60 days. Cases where they are not reported within those periods will deferred to an iGA committee, which will investigate the reasons behind the delay within 30 days from the end of the specified period.

The portal contains all the procedures and documents required for the issuance of certificates in a range of cases, including those relating to newborns, deaths, and first-time birth certificates for adults, in addition to provisions related to changing names, adding surnames, and modifying details in the iGA’s records, among others.

Citizens and residents can carry out their birth certification transactions online via the eServices available on the portal, which include Request for Birth Certificate, Extract Birth Certificate and Modification of Birth Certificate Details by Court Order.

They can also benefit from Death Certificate Services available on the portal, which include Death Certificate Request, Verify Death Report and Print Death Report.

Implementation of court orders relating to the issuance of death certificates requires visiting the iGA in person.

The iGA’s Communications & Marketing Directorate, in partnership with its Legal Affairs department, are holding a series of educational lectures explaining which birth and death certificate modification requests require court orders.

The lectures also explain the updated procedures for registration of births and deaths, and the documents required by public and private hospitals and health centers, administrative staff at nursing, mortuary, midwifery and obstetrics departments, foreign embassies, and other places.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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