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Civil Registry

 

Registration of Births

Process:
Provide information to the District Registrar located nearest to where child was born within three (3) months of birth of child.

Documents Required:
(1) ID of informant.
(2) Letter/card from Hospital.
(3) Birth certificate of parents.
(4) If parents are married, marriage certificate should be presented.
Client days: Monday - Sunday Service hours: All reasonable hours.

Approval for Late Registration of Birth (after three months)

Late registration refers to after three (3) months of birth but before one (1) year.

Documents Required:
(1) ID of informant.
(2) Letter/card from hospital.
(3) Birth certificate of parents.
(4) If parents are married, marriage certificate should be presented.
(5) Immunization card.

Cost/Fee:
$20.00 to District Registrar.
$50.00 to Warden's Office.

Contact the District Registrar located nearest to where child was born.
Need for current affidavits in support.

Approval for Late Registration of Birth (after one year)

This service refers to registration after one (1) year of birth.

Process:
Obtain information from Civil Registry, Registrar General's Department, Registration House or from the District Registrar located nearest to where child was born.

Documents Required:
IF BIRTH WAS AT HOSPITAL:
(1) Letter from hospital stating date of birth of child and name of parent.
(2) Statutory declaration from applicant giving particulars of birth and reason for non-registration of same.
(3) Immunization card.
(4) Letter from school first attended.
(5) Birth certificate(s) of child/ children born before or after birth to be registered.
(6) If parents are married, marriage certificate should be presented.

If Birth Was At Home:
(1) Immunization card.
(2) If parents are married, marriage certificate should be presented.
(3) Birth certificates of all children before and after birth to be registered.
(4) Identification of applicant.
(5) Letter from school stating the date of birth given at time of entry to school.
(6) Baptismal certificate (where applicable).
(7) Affidavit from mother/father or person having charge of child stating reason for non-registration of the birth.
(8) Affidavit from a person present at birth e.g. aunt, grandmother, midwife.
(9) Affidavit from prominient person in the area where child was born, e.g. Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, Priest, Pundit, Police Officer.

Cost/Fee:
$25.00 to District Registrar.
$75.00 to Warden Officer.

Insertion of Father's Name on the Birth Certificate After Birth was Registered

Documents Required:
(1) Birth certificate of the child.
(2) Marriage certificate of mother.
(3) Valid, photo ID of the parents.
Apply at Civil Registry, Registration House, 72-74 South Quay (next to Courts), Port of Spain; Caroline Building No. 2, #11 Hamilton Street, Scarborough, Tobago.
Minimum Cost/Fee per child: $75.00.
Cost includes replacement of birth certificate.
This service is available by appointment based on your personal visit with your documents.