Submit the original documents and copies thereof.
If the father is not available, an official power of attorney is required from the father or the father's signature on the birth certificate application.
Visit a Public Health Center with the documents required by the emirate in which the child was born. UAE nationals can receive the birth certificate through a Mabrouk Ma Yak package, in which the birth certificate will be sent to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship on behalf of the client.
Birth certificates attested by Department of Health Abu Dhabi or Dubai Health Authority or Emirates Health Services are equivalent to those of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
The birth certificate must be certified by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy of the country in which the birth certificate will be used.
In the case of a birth inside the UAE while the father is outside the country, the following additional documents must be submitted:
Attested marriage certificate.
Declaration from the wife stating the continuity of the marriage.
Attested copy of the husband’s passport or a letter from the embassy indicating the nationality of the father or a statement from the husband confirming the paternity of the child, attested by his country's embassy and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Should the period between the date of birth and the date of marriage be fewer than 6 months, a proof of paternity from the Court is required in addition to the standard documents.
When registering and issuing birth certificates in the case of stateless parents, 'non-citizen' should be entered in the nationality field, in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
For holders of more than one passport, information used must be that of the passport on which UAE residence is held.
In case of people with no religion or people of non-revealed religions, 'other' should be entered in the religion field.
If a child is born fewer than 6 months from the date of the marriage certificate or before the date of the marriage certificate, the birth certificate will be registered and issued after the court has issued a final decision establishing paternity.
Other cases should be presented before the Newborn Committee and the birth certificate will be issued upon the approval of the committee.
If a child is born of an inmate of a punitive and correctional institution, the following documents are required:
Letter from punitive and correctional establishment.
Original birth notification.
Mother's passport or a letter from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
Record from court stating the names of the mother and child, and the date and place of birth.
Completed application form.
If any of these documents are not available, the matter will be referred to the competent committee concerned with the birth registration of newborns through the Department of Social Services, together with the following documents:.
Report or letter from the Department of Social Services.
Identity papers of the mother, if known.
Birth notification in case of hospital delivery.
Record from the court stating the child’s name.