Issue of a Birth Certificate

Service completion duration

  • 1 Working day

Service fees

  • Application fee: AED 65 (including e-Dirham charge...

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About the Service

This service enables customers to request the issue of an official certificate for a newborn to prove the child's lineage, place and date of birth, nationality and religion. The parents must submit their original documents.

Service Process

  • 1
    When applying through the website:

    • Send SMS with the notification number and the location of the service provider.

    • Sign in to e-services, enter username and password, and log into the e-system.

    • Submit the application via the e-system and pay the fees online.

    • Receiving the certificate by delivery to the person concerned or a representative or by visit a public health center in the same emirate for verification and matching of original documents.

  • 2
    When applying through the Mabrouk Ma Yak Package:

    • Submit application in the e-system.

    • Pay the certificate issuance fee and the application will be sent to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

  • 3
    When applying through public health center or hospital:

    • Submit the application through the e-system and pay the fee.

    • Once the documents and original copies are verified, the birth certificate will be issued.

    • Receipt of the certificate by the person concerned or a representative.

Conditions & Requirements

  1. Submit the original documents and copies thereof.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. For holders of more than one passport, information used must be that of the passport on which UAE residence is held.

  10. In case of people with no religion or people of non-revealed religions, 'other' should be entered in the religion field.

  11. 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.

  12. Other cases should be presented before the Newborn Committee and the birth certificate will be issued upon the approval of the committee.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

FAQ’s

    • The birth notification is stamped and certified by the hospital where the delivery took place.

    • The marriage contract must be certified and a copy of it.

    • Valid identity card and passport for the parents and a copy thereof.

    • Citizens: Original summary of the registration and a copy of them taking into account that the page where the name of the wife.

    • Attendance of the concerned person (and the concerned person or a first degree relative) or his representative.

    • The birth notification is stamped and certified by the hospital where the delivery took place.

    • The marriage contract must be certified and a copy of it.

    • Identity card and passport and residence (for residents) valid for parents and a copy of it.

    • Attendance of the concerned person (or the concerned person or a first degree relative) or his representative.

    • Kindly note that if you applied for a new birth certificate, the system will issue the certificate in Arabic, therefore if you wish to request the certificate in English, or to add other copies of the certificate in English or Arabic, you can request that and choose the number of copies in each language before the payment phase.

Service completion duration
  • 1 Working day
Service fees

Application fee: AED 65 (including e-Dirham charge) for a certificate in Arabic and AED 65 for a certificate in English (If requested)

Service channels
  • MOHAP Website

  • MOHAP Mobile App

  • Certificate Delivery service to person concerned or a representative

  • Public Health Centers and Government Hospitals under Emirates Health Services (EHS)

Payment channels
  • E- Dirham

Target audience
  • Parents of newborns of all nationalities, their representatives, or delegated persons

Department name

Public Health and Prevention Department

Sector name

Public Health Sector

Main service

Birth Certificates

Service Code

110-11-001-000

Service Classfication

Transactional

Service Type

Government to Customer

Sub Service Type

Variation

Related Services
  • Hospitals - Issuance of notification/birth notification

  • Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship - Issuance of ID Card

  • Ministry of Interior - Issuance of residence permit/family book

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Attestation services

  • Embassies and Consulates - Approvals and issuance of passports for newborns

Service Bundle

Newborn package (Mabrouk Ma Yak).

Number of Users

3723

Number of Applications

33746

Required Documents
  • Electronic notification of birth from the hospital at which the child was delivered.

  • Registration by the application through e-services on the website, at a public health center, or the hospital.

  • Citizens:

    • Copy and original of the parents’ marriage certificate for the first national child (where marriage took place outside the UAE, marriage certificate must be attested by the UAE embassy abroad and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

    • Copies and originals of father's and mother’s passports and IDs.

    • Copy and original of the family book (if the mother is of another nationality, her passport with the residency page is required).

    • In case of birth abroad, in addition to the above, the following documents are required:

      • Birth certificate attested by the UAE embassy in the country of birth and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      • Newborn passport with the entry stamp.

      • Letter from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship with a statement of No Objection to the replacement of the birth certificate issued abroad with a birth certificate issued in the UAE.

  • Expatriate residents:

    • Original marriage certificate with copies and originals of father’s and mother’s passports or original Emirates IDs.

  • For out-of-hospital births, in addition to the above documents, the following are required:

    • A letter from the court stating that delivery took place at home, including the place and date of birth and parents' names.

  • In cases where the child is born inside the UAE with the father not resident in the country, the following documents are required:

    • Certified marriage contract.

    • Declaration from the wife confirming continuity of the marriage.

    • Certified copy of the husband's passport, or a letter from the embassy stating the father's nationality, or a declaration from the husband attested by his country's embassy establishing his parental relationship with the child.

    • If the above documents are not available, the matter will be referred to the Newborn Committee.

Sustainable Goals
Good Health And Well-Being

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