The birth and death certificate are essential services managed by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Punjab. In the country, it is a must under the law of Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 to register for every birth, still birth and death that takes place. It should be done with the concerned State Government within 21 days of the occurrence.
Birth Certificate – Registration for the birth of a child is a permanent and official record of their existence. Any child who is not registered holds danger of not having any official identity, nationality and a recognized name. It is a mandatory process for every parent to have a Birth Certificate as it will help them with many opportunities and rights in the country, like, voting, admissions in schools, government service, identity from the government, etc.
Death Certificate – You need to get a death certificate for legal reasons and to update the government records. This is for relieving the deceased from all social, legal, and official obligations. It is also useful for settlement of property inheritance; authorize family to procure the insurance benefits and other finances of the dead.
You can get the application forms for birth and death certificates from any local body authority where the registrar maintains records for both. You can also download these forms from http://punjab.gov.in.
To acquire the certificate, you need the following documents:
- For a new born baby’s birth certificate, you need to provide the proof of address of the parent, which is also the child’s address, along with the document from medical center, hospital or doctor stating the time of birth.
- If you are applying for a birth certificate for yourself, then you have to submit an ID proof as well as address proof. Some people may misplace their original birth certificate; in such cases, they can apply for procuring a copy of the certificate.
- If you are applying for a death certificate for someone, you need to submit a proof of birth of the deceased, an affidavit stating the date, time of the death, required fee in the form of court stamps, copy of the ration card or government ID proof. You also need to provide a proof of evidence showing your relationship with the deceased along with your address plus nationality
Ensure that every birth and death in the family is registered with the state government. It is a legally required to do so. To find more details on the registration, follow the links below:
To apply for Issuance of Birth Certificate (Rural Areas), Click Here
To apply for Issuance of Birth Certificate (Urban Areas), Click Here
To apply for Issuance of Death Certificate (Rural Areas), Click Here
To apply for Issuance of Death Certificate (Urban Areas), Click Here
To apply for Addition of Name of Child in Birth Certificate, Click Here
To apply for Late Entry of Name in Birth Certificate, Click Here
To apply for Late Entry of Name in Death Certificate, Click Here
To apply for Correction in Birth Certificate, Click Here
To apply for Correction in Death Certificate, Click Here