Birth Certificate is a legal document, which is a must for School admission in Kerala, and it is also an essential document for obtaining a passport in India. As per the Government rules, all births and deaths should be registered in the nearest office of the local body – Panchayath, Municipality or Corporation. If the child birth is happened in a hospital, it is the responsibility of the hospital to forward the details to the Panchayath/Municipality or Corporation and get the birth registered.
How to get the Birth Certificate in Kerala
There are 2 ways to get the Birth Certificate in Kerala.
1. As part of e-Governance initiative of the department of Local Self Governance, Birth Certificates are made available Online in a phased manner. Recent records of Birth Certificates are now available online. Go to the website: cr.lsgkerala.gov.in and check to see if the records in the year of your child’s birth are available online. If it is available, type in the Name of the child, Date of Birth, Gender, and Name of mother. Type the characters as shown in the “Word Verification” you will get the Birth Certificate in the next screen.
2. If the Birth Certificate Data in the year of your child’s birth is not available online, you need to visit the Panchayath/Municipality/Corporation and apply in person. Fill the application form for Birth Certificate and submit it along with a stamp paper of Rs.20/- Court Fee stamp of RS. 1/- should be affixed on the application form. You will get a receipt with the date of availability of the certificate. Usually it will be available within a weeks time.
If the child is above 6 years of age, a certificate from the school in which the child is studying should be presented along with the application. Usually it will be a copy of the school register.