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How to Request for a Newborn’s Birth Certificate in Bahrain

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.

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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.

Required Documents
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

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Service Fees
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

Via online:

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.

Procedure
If you are planning to make your request though a physical office, take note of these steps:

  1. Go to the Ministry of Health office or to the nearest eGovernment kiosk.
  2. Submit all the required documents.
  3. Pay the necessary fees.
  4. Wait for a phone message indicating when to get the document.
  5. 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.



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