Registration & Citizenship

How long does the process take to apply for a birth certificate?

New Birth Certificate

It can take up to 5 weeks or sooner to get a new birth certificate, depending on when the hospital sends us the copy of birth returns.

Reprint

The time frame for processing a reprint of a birth certificate takes up to 3 weeks to allow proper research and confirmation of details done by our research officer. Submitting a copy of your birth certificate helps with processing.