Interestingly, many foreign workers meet their future spouses and end up getting married in Bahrain. Eventually, they have children of their own, bringing up this question: how can they request for their newborn baby’s birth certificate?
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Today’s article explains how parents in Bahrain can request for their newborn’s birth certificate. If you are expecting a newborn baby anytime soon, keep on reading to know the requirements, fees, and procedure for requesting your child’s birth certificate in Bahrain.
Guide to Requesting a Newborn’s Birth Certificate in Bahrain
Birth certificates for newborn babies are issued by the Ministry of Health. This public service is available to both citizens and residents of Bahrain.
To make a request, you can go directly to the agency’s office along Public Health Directorate Road in Manama. You can also proceed to any eGovernment kiosk in these locations, or make a request online through the Bahrain eGovernment Portal.
If you are planning to request through the Ministry of Health office or an eGovernment kiosk, be sure to prepare:
- Newborn’s application form
- Copy of parent’s passports or identity cards
- Copy of parents’ marriage certificate
If you are planning to make the request online, you will need the following:
- Newborn’s personal number
- Newborn’s application form number
The service fees for requesting a newborn’s birth certificate are as follows:
Via a physical office:
500 fils – babies 1 to 7 days old
900 fils – babies more than one week old
BHD 1.50 – babies 1 to 7 days old
BHD 1.90 – babies more than one week old
NOTE: Payments can be made using cash, credit cards, or debit cards.
If you are planning to make your request though a physical office, take note of these steps:
- Go to the Ministry of Health office or to the nearest eGovernment kiosk.
- Submit all the required documents.
- Pay the necessary fees.
- Wait for a phone message indicating when to get the document.
- Collect your newborn baby’s birth certificate.
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DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for information-sharing purposes only. To learn more about how to request for your newborn baby’s birth certificate, please visit the Bahrain eGovernment Portal.