Here is how to process and get the NIRA birth certificate in Uganda for yourself, your kids, etc. Whether you want to obtain a long or short birth confirmation document, you shouldn’t worry. This post will help you through A-Z step-by-step procedures involved including what documents you need, the associated fees, and where to submit.
The NIRA birth certificate is the Uganda official document that shows a person’s birth records including the place and date of birth, the parents, the names, the district of birth, etc as required by the law. In Uganda, NIRA – National Identification and Registration Authority is the government agency that is mandated to issue such documents to citizens whether national or foreign for as long as one was born in Uganda.
NIRA Birth certificate fees
|1||Nationals||Certificate of Birth-Nationals UGX 5,000 Change of Name of an Adult UGX 150,000 Change of Name of a Child UGX 20,000 Certified Copy of an Entry in the Register UGX 1,000 Search in the Register UGX 1,000|
|2||Foreigners||Change of Name of an Adult Change of Name of a Child Certificate of Birth-Foreigners USD 40 Late Registration of Birth USD 20 Certified Copy of an Entry in the Register Search in the Register|
Required documents for Birth Certificate Registration
- Duly filled and signed NIRA Form 3 PDF
- Copies of Parents’ National IDs
- Short Birth notification record that is obtained from the Hospital, or from the Subcounty where the birth occurred.
How to Get a Birth Certificate from NIRA
- Visit URA website to register a payment
- Pay the associated fees to the bank of your choice
- Attach all documents and submit them at any of the NIRA offices countrywide for example, at Kololo, Kawempe Division, Rubaga, etc
- Your birth certificate will be issued and ready for pick up at the communicated time.
A short birth certificate is issued at the health facility where the birth occurred. For example, if you gave birth at Nsambya Hospital, Mulago Hospital, etc, simply visit the facility and they will issue you with a short birth notification.
Alternatively, if the birth occurred at home or in health facilities that are not well recognized, you can obtain your short birth notification from the sub-county offices where the place falls.
Once you submit your documents, you will be given a tracking number that you can use to check the status of your document on the NIRA website.
Birth registration is compulsory and registration of all live births should take place within three months of the event. However, the same law also allows for late registration. Just in case you are stranded, call or WhatsApp 0752009001 for help.
You can also visit NIRA Headquarters at National Independence Grounds, Kololo Airstrip, send them a post mail to P.O.Box 26529, Kampala-Uganda, call free on 0800 211700 or even share Whatsapp number +256 312119600