How To Process & Obtain A Short/Long NIRA Birth Certificate

How To Process/Obtain A Short/Long Birth Certificate In Uganda - Step By Step Procedures 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.

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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.

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  1. Respected Sir/ Madam,
    It is submitted:-
    1) That I was born on 19th March 1958 in C.M.S. Mengo Hospital
    Kampala(Uganda) on 19th March, 1958 to Smt. Sarjit Kaur wife of Sh. Ronak
    Singh who were living at
    2. That I am in need of my Birth Certificate for my Personal necessity in
    India.
    3. That I am enclosing herewith copy of Passport No. 40302 dated 3rd August,
    1956 in the name of my mother Smt. Sarjit Kaur wife of Sh. Ronak Singh
    Furniture Maker r/o Kampala (Uganda). In that passport my name has been
    mentioned/endorsed at page no. 11 on 10th December,1960 and my Date of Birth
    has been recorded as 19th March, 1958 in that entry.
    4. That I am ready to pay its fee, if any.
    5. Passport Copies are in attachment of my previous email.
    It is, therefore, prayed that a certified copy of my birth certificate
    may kindly be issued and sent to me at my following address and oblige.

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  2. What is i registered for the National ID but i have not received it yet and i need a long Birth Certificate now. what do i do? and how long does a national ID take to be issued?

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  3. Hello, am requesting for assistance on how to process a death certificate for my daddy.

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    1. Hello Namara and thanks for the comment. Please follow the procedures as mentioned above and you will be able to get the death certificate.

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  4. Hello
    I have a photocopy of my partners birth certificate that I need a original copy of .
    Looking on the Ugandan Revenue Authority website I can see which bank I would use from here and how much the fees are but I do not have the Payment Registration Forms. Is there somewhere online I can get these.
    Appreciate any help
    Thanks

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    1. Hello LM and thanks for the comment. Firstly, you generate the payment PRN on the URA portal. Just follow the procedures. It is all simple.

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    2. Do I leave the Reference Number blank as I do not have one?
      Do I fill in the Taxpayers Details or leave it blank as I am a foreigner?
      Also what is the bank name I choose to send NIRA the money ?

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      1. Hello LM and thanks for the response. For your point, you only fill what is mandatory, and what you have for example, you may omit the Ref number since you get that on submitting. The Tax payer details you are supposed to fill since you are paying, and if not mistaken, those should be the names of the birth certificate applicant. For the bank, any bank you chose is okay since all banks listed in the drop down list are used by URA when it comes to Tax collection. Hope this helps. In case you have additional queroes, feel free to call me on +256752009001 and I will be glad to assist you.

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    3. Proff of is passport40302 mrs sarjit kaur wife of rounk singh

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  5. Am confused,please sir advise me how and where to start processing nira birth certificate because I a gently need it but don’t know where t start.thanks

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    1. Follow the procedures as you read them above. Just in case you want additional help on how to get started, call me on 0752009001 and kindly request an assistance

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  6. Nakiganda Sharifah

    Hello! Am Sharifa in uganda and am asking how much must i pay for processing a birthcertificate, i was born in mulago 1992 i only have a immunisation card. But how long does it take to get it?

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    1. Thanks Nakiganda Sharifah for the comment. Please visit URA web portal and access the payment fees structure.

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  7. I was born in 1960 Kampala, Uganda and need to obtain a certified copy of my original birth certificate. What is the process of obtaining it and which organisation will give the certification? What are fees and amount of time to get it to me in UK?

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    1. The official government agency does the issue. Please feel free to contact me by calling +256752009001 and I see a way to help you. You can also use the contact is page and text me.

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  8. Hi

    I am a uganda citizen by birth but now live in Australia. I need to obtain my birth certificate for my marriage ceremony. Are you able to help pls?

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    1. Sure, I will be glad to help you secure your Uganda birth certificate no matter where you are for as long as you qualify, in addition to having all required details. Please get in touch on +256752009001 by call or whatsapp.

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  9. Hi,

    My mother in law was born in Uganda (kompala) in 1956. Her birth certificate states her as male. How do I get this amended so it says female?

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    1. A male instead of a female? That is indeed an error. The best way is to call me and see a way to help you out. Whatsapp me on +256752009001. I will be glad to help

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  10. Hello, I would really like your urgent help. My husband was born in Gulu, Uganda in 1978. Now lives in the UK and wishes to obtain his full birth certificate. How can we go about getting this please?

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    1. Use the contact page above and email me, I will be glass to help you on how to go about processing your husband’s birth certificate

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  11. Hulo Am currently in Dubai and I have 2 boys.None of them was born from arecognized hospital because my situation back then was a tag of war.I gave birth from small clinics and i wasnt given the short birth cards.How can i obtain them because i need to start on the processing of their long birth certificates.Am patiently waiting to hear from you.
    Thank you.

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    1. Hello Jennifer, thanks for the comment. I have left for you an email. Please check it and respond to the questions I asked. Thank you

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  12. Hello Mr Adams, i require some help of yours. It could be akward but it seems that my father (a french man of 63 years old) seems to pretend to have 2 gemel babies living in kampala or jinja, born the 31 of january 2012. How can i proceed to obtain some informations as he got no proof or contact in uganda? i’m really sorry to disturb but i’ve searching how to help my family here in France.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I will be very glad to help you out. Please check your email and respond to me.

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  13. Pls i was in mawanda uganda in the year 1997 and in 2000 we move down to nigeria and am about to travel to usa and i need my birth certificate pls i need it contact me by,+2348065172503 thank u

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  14. Hoping you don’t take long to process like its a norm in other ministries/depts and called… Uganda style but thanks

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  15. I was born in Uganda in 1958 and require a copy of my birth certificate. Shortly after my birth my parents moved to South Africa. Are you able to guide me on how to obtain a birth certificate?

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    1. You will be able to help you for as long as you are ready to follow the procedures. Please call this +256 752 009001 and see a way to be helped. You can as well whatsapp that same number.

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  16. Hi there,
    My kids were born in Uganda and I already have the long birth certificates for my two daughters but i laminated them. However, am dealing with some matters of which my kids birth certificate had to be submitted unfortunately they donot accept laminated documents. I live in the UK just wondering how I can get the replacements birth certificates

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    1. Are you currently in the UK or in Uganda? Please Whatsapp this number +256752009001 so you see how you can be helped. Thanks

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  17. Good evening. Greetings from manchester. I have a querry on how to obtain my son’s legal birth certificate.I hv been tossed up and down. My son was born from Nsambya hospital in 2006. I don’t see a reason why he should be given his legal birthcertificate . I’m not with his father any more I have no where abouts of him. We separated after I had my son because he was controlling and violent towards me and the newly born son that time. We even reached to the police and local chairman in the place I used to live in . Now I’m being told that because I’m not around it will be hard to get this legal birth certificate. I really need it now please he z aUgandan and I provided documents to prove I’m the biological mother. I have looked after this boy my self with out fathers support if at all he z still alive . I would like to advise me the next step I should take now to start the process . I will be waiting to hear from you soon.

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    1. I have responded to you via email. Check and get back using either way I suggested

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      1. sir how can i get my birth certificate

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  18. kamuganga george

    thanks for informing us

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  19. Oh, processing my short birth certificate is this easy? Thank you. I was conned at Nasser road when I paid for the fake one. I will use your recommendation.

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    1. Nassuna Shantal

      Foreign birth certificate how to process it. Incase one parent is not Ugandan

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      1. The whole procedure of obtaining a NIRA foreigner parents birth certificate in Uganda remains the same. What differs is the amount of money one is required to pay since nationals and foreigners pay different amounts. Thanks for the comment.

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