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Child Regitration Certificate - CRC

The Child Registration Certificate (CRC) is a document that is used to register children under 18 years of age. In the place of origin, it is a child’s fundamental right to obtain a registration certificate. In order to facilitate the process of obtaining Child Registration Certificates, NADRA has automated the process. The CRC is also known as the B-form.

CRC can be obtained by providing proof of childbirth from the union council. The parents must possess a National Identity Card (NIC)/National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani (NICOP). To apply for CRC, you must visit any NADRA Registration Center (NRC).

The birth certificate is a legal document. It is a valid and acceptable proof of birth in Pakistan. It also provides the minor’s parentage, date of birth, and place of birth.

A Birth Certificate is proof that a child was born for a Pakistani national. In Pakistan, the term “birth certificate” can refer either to the original document or a certified copy of the original record of birth. Depending on the situation, there are two types of birth certificates. The first is a NADRA-issued computerized birth certificate, while the second is a Certificate of No Records of Birth.

A Guide to Obtaining a Child Registration Certificate (B-Form) in Pakistan

Birth certificates are one of the fundamental steps in providing a child with a legal identity. In Pakistan, a birth certificate is called a Child Registration Certificate (CRC) or B-form. It is used for the registration of minors younger than 18 years old. In the absence of a CRC for legal identification, it can be difficult for an individual to obtain a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) once he/she reaches the age of 18. In addition to proving Pakistani citizenship, a CNIC allows an individual to access social benefits, healthcare, school enrollment, voter registration, and bank services, registration of mobile phone SIM cards and obtaining a passport to travel abroad.

The World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset shows that only 34% of Pakistanis have registered their births, including 34% of males and 33% of females. CNICs obtained later on become subject to numerous complications. People are deprived of essential services as a result.

In this article, we will explain the basic steps for obtaining a Child Registration Certificate (CRC) or B-form in Pakistan.

A CRC can be obtained in Pakistan by providing the union council with documentation of childbirth. Parents must hold a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) in order to register their children.

Note: If the parents are outside of the country or deceased, the first blood relative can apply for birth registration with a court-issued Guardian Certificate and death certificate (if the parents are deceased).

Proof of childbirth from the Union Council or alternative documentation

 Parents must submit the following documents to register a child at the Union Council:

  • A copy of the parents’ CNIC.

  • A certificate issued by a hospital or traditional birth attendant. 

  • The form provided by the Union Council duly filled out, along with your signature and thumb impression

The Union Council does not charge a fee for proof of childbirth. Documents will be delivered within:

  • In the case of a normal registration, it takes three days.

  • In case of late registration, you will have to wait 7 working days (for children between 61 days and 7 years old).

  • Registration beyond the age of 7 years takes 20 working days.

The following documents are required for CRC

  • A CNIC is required for each parent or guardian of the minor. Biometric verification will also be required.

  • Union Councilor School Certificate as proof of birth (children age ten or older)

CRC Application Steps:

You can apply for a Child Registration Certificate (CRC) by visiting the nearest NADRA Registration Center (NRC) by following the steps below.

  • A token will be issued to the Parent/Guardian. Please wait for your turn until your token and counter number are announced.

  • Parent/Guardian photographs will be taken, followed by fingerprints and signatures.

  • A printed copy of the form will be sent to the parent/guardian for review.

  • The parent/guardian will receive a printed copy of the application form, which will have to be attested by a gazetted officer before submission.

Parents/Guardians with their father/mother present at the registration center can skip the attestation process by providing their biometric verification. The individual providing biometric verification should also hold a valid CNIC.

NADRA Birth Certificate

A NADRA birth certificate is a modern and much more authentic form of the old manual birth certificate. The documents are fully computerized birth certificates that contain a person’s entire birth record, both in Urdu and English.

A NADRA birth certificate is printed on NADRA-issued special paper. NADRA birth certificates each have a unique CRMS number and Form number. When a NADRA birth certificate is issued, the applicant’s birth record is entered into NADRA’s database.

In Pakistan, the following documents are required for a Nadra Birth Certificate:

        A copy of the applicant’s CNIC/NICOP

        A copy of both parents’ CNIC/NICOP

        A copy of the applicant’s passport

        A copy of an old hospital certificate

        Application form 

Pakistani birth certificates are registered through Nadra Pakistan. Each birth and death of a Pakistani must be registered with the birth certificate union council. To get a birth certificate registered, the application form must be submitted according to the birth certificate format. If you wish to use your birth certificate abroad, you need it’s attestation from foreign affairs Pakistan. A birth certificate can be checked online to ensure it is the original. Having a computerized birth certificate in Pakistan makes it possible to duplicate your birth certificate. A birth certificate correction is also possible if any mistakes are present. To obtain a birth certificate, the documents needed are parent’s ID cards and hospital letters. The birth certificate can also be translated into English if it is not already in English. If you plan to use your birth certificate abroad, some countries will require embassy attestation as well. Our law firm can assist you with the issuance of birth certificates in Pakistan

BIRTH CERTIFICATE FORM:

To avoid any mistakes on the birth certificate, it is imperative that the form be filled out correctly. The Union Council provides birth certificate forms, and you can also request them from us.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN PAKISTAN:

In Pakistan, the birth certificate serves as an official document regarding the birth of every citizen. Even if you have not yet registered your birth certificate in Pakistan, you can do so even if it is a late entry.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE:

Previously, birth certificates were registered on registers. Birth certificate Nadra registration services are now available, which makes it possible to check a birth certificate online at the Nadra office.

NADRA Birth Certificate Procedure:

 The birth certificate is an official and very important document that records a person’s birth. A birth certificate is a record of a person’s date of birth and place of birth along with other information. Pakistani NADRA birth certificates are now issued using a computerized system. However, NADRA does not issue NADRA birth certificates directly.

Issuing Authorities of NADRA Birth Certificate:

According to the address and area where you live, you can obtain NADRA Pakistani computerized birth certificates from the following authorities:

  1. Union Council
  2. TMA Office
  3. Office of the cantonment board
  4. Capital Development Authority (CDA) Islamabad

Requirements to obtain NADRA birth certificate:

  1. A copy of the hospital birth certificate for the child
  2. The affidavit (duly attested by a Notary Public)
  3. CNIC copy of father
  4. CNIC copy of mother
  5. Copies of passports from parents (for foreigners)
  6. CNIC copy of paternal grandfather
  7. Midwife affidavit (for home births)
  8. Copy of the child’s old (manual) birth certificate (if applicable)

To obtain a computerized birth certificate from NADRA, follow these steps:

  1. According to your current residence address, contact the relevant issuing office. NADRA birth certificates can be issued by local union councils in all major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, and Peshawar. It can be obtained from cantonment board offices for residents of cantonment areas. It can also be obtained from TMA offices for residents of many small towns, and CDA offices in Islamabad can issue NADRA birth certificates to Islamabad residents.

  2. Fill out the application for a birth certificate. You can obtain the application form from the same issuing office. Attach all required documentation to the application. In addition to the above list of required documents, the concerned department can request additional documents. In the event you do not possess these documents, you can still obtain a NADRA birth certificate by visiting the issuing office and asking for an alternative.

  3. Submit the application form, supporting documents, and official fee to the same issuing office. An officer from the issuing office will review your documents to determine the official fee for NADRA birth certificates.

  4. You can pick up your computerized NADRA birth certificate at the same issuing office on a specified date.

 As a rule, NADRA birth certificates can be issued within 3-5 working days if all the required documents are available, but this period can vary according to the circumstances.

  1. As soon as you receive your NADRA birth certificate, make sure that all contents are accurate. Ensure that your birth certificate matches your official documents. If the issuing office makes a mistake, you can ask for corrections.

What is a NADRA Birth Certificate?

Pakistan now issues only NADRA Birth Certificates to all applicants. NADRA Birth Certificates are fully authentic and computerized documents, so there is no need to translate them from Urdu to English, since they contain both Urdu and English content.

What information does a NADRA Birth Certificate contain?

The NADRA Birth Certificate contains very important information about the applicant’s family, such as the applicant’s mother’s name, father’s name, grandfather’s name, religion, place of birth (city name) and current address.

What is the purpose of a NADRA Birth Certificate?

Using a NADRA birth certificate can aid in the process of getting a Visa, Immigration, or an Identity Card, Passport, Job, or Employment Application, Adoption, or Admission into a school in case of misplacement of the original certificate.

Who can get a NADRA Birth Certificate in Pakistan?

By submitting all the required documents, anyone born in Pakistan can obtain a NADRA Birth Certificate.

In Pakistan, what documents are needed for the issuance of a NADRA Birth Certificate?

The following documents may be required to obtain a NADRA Birth Certificate in Pakistan:

  • Copy of applicant’s CNIC (if above 18 years old)
  • A copy of the hospital or old birth certificate
  • Copies of father’s CNIC/NICOP
  • Copies of mother’s CNIC / NICOP
  • A copy of the applicant’s current passport (if available, provide an additional document to prove the applicant’s birthplace)
  • To submit a completed and signed application form to the issuing department (with an attestation from an officer at BS-17 or above)
  • Please provide a parent’s affidavit accompanied by two witnesses’ CNICs if the child was born at home

How to obtain a NADRA Birth Certificate in Pakistan

The NADRA does not issue birth certificates directly. The following authorities in different cities and areas are fully authorized to issue NADRA birth certificates using NADRA-installed systems:

  • All districts and major cities, such as Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, have Union Councils
  • There are a few Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs) in certain cities and regions
  • CDA (Capital Development Authority) in Islamabad
  • Boards for cantonments in cantonment areas

In Pakistan, how long does it take to issue a NADRA Birth Certificate?

For NADRA birth certificates in Pakistan, there is no set time frame for their issuance. This process time period can vary depending on the case. Furthermore, it takes 5-10 working days for completion.

What is the difference between birth certificate and B-form?

The birth certificate is issued by the Union Council (UC), while the B-form is issued by NADRA. In addition, it contains the national identity numbers of kids under the age of 18, who cannot apply for a CNIC.

How can I get a copy of my birth certificate from Pakistan?

Either the birth registration authority (mostly local Union Council) at the original place of birth should be approached and requested a certified duplicate copy, or alternatively, a Child Registration Certificate (CRC) can be obtained by making an application to the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) .

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