Do you want to process or obtain an official birth certificate in Uganda? No worry, this post will help you through all the step by step procedures involved in obtaining your legal birth and death documents regardless of whether its a short or a long birth document. A birth certificate is an official and legalized document which shows a persons details including the birth names, the place of birth, the parents, the hospital where one was born and many others as required by the law.
And just like it is in other countries, its the responsibility and duty of the Uganda government through its body known as the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), department of birth registration to issue such B/C’s to its citizens whether national or foreign for as long as one was born within the country’s jurisdictions in addition to the fact that the citizen wants the document. It should be noted that prior to January 2016, this task used to be handled by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
Steps which are involved in Obtaining / Processing a Short Birth Certificate.
– Begin by registering the birth at the hospital administration and acquire a birth-card.
– Then register the same at your sub-county level or the town clerk depending on where the birth occurred.
– Pay the associated fees if any and you will be given/issued a Short-Birth-Certificate.
– Keep the issued in a safe place since it will be required when processing a Long-Birth-Certificate.
Steps which are involved in Obtaining/Processing a Long Birth Certificate.
– Begin by downloading NIRA form 3, which is the Registration of persons (birth).
– Fill in the entire form as required and also sign under declarant.
– Visit URA web portal and generate a Payment PRN for birth certificate fees.
– Attach parents IDs, own ID if above 18, form 3, bank payment slip and the short BC.
– Take all documents and hand in them to any nearest NIRA office or in Kololo.
You will be given a tracking number and too told when to pick your birth-certificate when its ready. Birth registration is compulsory and registration of all live births should take place within three months from the event. However, the same law also allows for late registration. Just in case you are stranded, call or whatsapp 0752009001 for a quick paid processing service.