Every year, the UAE welcomes thousands of expat newborns. When an expat child is born in the UAE, their birth will need to be registered with the government to obtain identification documents and a birth certificate.
Here’s everything you need to know about registering your child and getting an official birth certificate in the country:
Step 1: Get a Birth Certificate
Once your child is born, you’ve got a month (30 days) to apply for a birth certificate. To obtain a birth certificate in the UAE, expats are expected to provide the following:
- Certified and stamped, original and copy of the discharge summary and birth paperwork from the hospital where your baby was delivered.
- Attested marriage certificate that has been translated into Arabic
- The original and copies of each parents’ passport and Emirates ID.
In case your baby wasn’t born in a hospital, the parents will be required to submit an official letter from the court stating that the child was born elsewhere. You will need to provide the place and date of birth, along with the names of both parents.
When the Father is Not a UAE Resident
If your baby was born in the UAE, but its father is not a UAE resident, mothers are required to provide the following:
- A marriage certificate
- Declaration of continuity of marriage from the mother
Certified copy of the father’s passport, a formal letter from the embassy declaring his nationality and relationship with the baby.
Step 2: Get the Birth Certificate Attested
Once the birth certificate is issued, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) must attest it.
You can hire professional Attestation services in UAE for a fast turnaround.
Step 3: Issuance of ID Documents
After the parents have received their baby’s attested birth certificate, they can apply for a passport and Emirates ID for the newborn.
Bear in mind that this entire process has to be completed within 120 days of childbirth. If the baby’s residence visa isn’t issued during this time, the parents will be charged Dhs100 every day until the papers come through. The baby will also not be allowed to leave without its documents.
Because there is a fixed time limit for obtaining and attested birth certificates and applying for a residential visa, it’s best for parents to hire professional attestation services to get their paperwork in order.
Attestation services specialize in getting legal documents attested in minimal time so that you can apply for a residence visa without any issues.
Benchmark Attestation Services provides reliable degree certificate attestation services for employment and student visa applications. It also offers Birth certificate attestation, Marriage certificate attestation, commercial documents, and for expats from the USA, UK, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Canada, and many others.
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