How To Register Child's Birth & Issue Birth Certificate in Dubai - MyBayut (2023)

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Are you a soon to be a parent expecting to welcome a new member into your family? Well, if your child is born in Dubai, it is essential to have your child’s birth registered to be able to get their identification documents. Now if you recently moved to Dubai, the first question to pop into your head will be ‘how to register a child’s birth in Dubai’. To help you with the process, we’ve got a simple guide to birth registration in Dubai. With this, you will be able to successfully register your child’s birth and get a valid birth certificate in Dubai.

HOW CAN EXPATS REGISTER A BABY’S BIRTH IN DUBAI?

Here are the steps on how to get a birth certificate in Dubai.

STEP 1: GET A BIRTH CERTIFICATE

After a child is born, expatriate residents have 30 days to apply for a birth certificate in Dubai.

For the concerned authorities to issue a birth certificate in Dubai, expat parents will have to submit the following documents:

  • A stamped and certified, copy and original of the birth notification and discharge summary from the hospital where the delivery took place
  • Original marriage certificate that has been attested and translated in Arabic
  • Copies and originals of father’s and mother’s passports or original Emirates IDs

If your child was not born in a hospital in Dubai, in addition to the above documents, you will need to submit a letter from the court stating that the delivery took place at home or elsewhere, including the place and date of birth and parents’ names.

In cases where the child is born inside the UAE and the father is not a resident of the country, the following, the documents are required:

  • Certified marriage contract
  • Declaration from the wife confirming continuity of the marriage
  • Certified copy of the husband’s passport, or a letter from the embassy stating the father’s nationality, or a declaration from the husband attested by his country’s embassy, establishing his relationship with the child
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If the child is born in any of the public hospitals in Dubai, parents can apply for an Arabic birth certificate at the dedicated counters in the hospital. Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and Latifa Hospital, all have counters that issue Arabic birth certificates in Dubai.

If your child is born in any of the private hospitals in Dubai, you can get a birth certificate by visiting the Service 1 Center in Emirates Tower or the Preventive Medicine Centre in Al Baraha. These two centres can issue English birth certificates if required by the parent.

If you want to apply for a birth certificate online, you can do it through the MOHAP website’s e-services portal. The MOHAP portal can issue birth certificates online in Arabic or English.

Once these documents are submitted and verified, the birth certificate will be issued by the respective authority. This process usually takes 2-3 days and requires parents to visit the respective centre to collect the birth certificate.

STEP 2: GET THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ATTESTED

After issuing the birth certificate, the next step is to get this document attested by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFA).

For the attestation of birth certificates in Dubai, it is recommended that you go through a typing centre. The typing centres in Dubai will be able to correctly facilitate the process.

STEP 3: ISSUE THE IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

After the birth certificate has been attested, it’s time to issue the passports, Emirates ID and visas of the newborn. These procedures must be completed within 120 days of the baby’s birth.

If the residence visa is not issued before this time period, then a fine of AED 100 will be charged per day and the baby will not be allowed to exit the country. To know more, check out our guide to family sponsorship in the UAE.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN DUBAI FOR UAE CITIZENS?

The process to issue birth certificates for UAE citizens is slightly different. Emiratis do not have to get the baby’s birth certificate attested. They also have a dedicated e-service platform called the Mabrouk Ma Yak to help register new-borns.

STEP 1: GET THE DOCUMENTS READY

Here are the documents required for getting a birth certificate in Dubai for UAE citizens.

  • A stamped and certified, copy and original document of birth notification and discharge summary from the hospital where the delivery took place
  • Copy and original of the parents’ marriage certificate. (If the marriage took place outside the UAE, the marriage certificate must be attested by the UAE Embassy abroad and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Copies and original versions of father’s and mother’s passports and IDs
  • Copy and original of the family book (if the mother is of another nationality, her passport with the residency page is required)
  • If the baby was born outside the UAE, in addition to the above, the following documents are also required:
    • Birth certificate attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of birth and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Newborn passport with the entry stamp
    • Letter from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship with a No Objection certificate confirming that they can replace the birth certificate issued abroad, with a birth certificate issued in the UAE.

STEP 2: INITIATE THE MABROUK MA YAK SERVICE

Here are the steps to use the Mabrouk Ma Yak service. This service is only applicable to Emiratis/UAE Citizens:

  • Once the baby is born, inform the hospital that you want to avail Mabrouk Ma Yak service. They will issue an application following this.
  • Then, an SMS will be sent to the registered phone number with a link for the applicant to complete his/her request online.
  • Parents can then log into the Mabrouk Ma Yak Service portal and fill in the newborn’s name and upload his/her photo.
  • The final step is to pay the fees online
  • Once the fee is paid, an SMS will be sent to the parent about when they can visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs. Parents will need to carry their original family book here.
  • After visiting the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs, the parents will receive all relevant identification documents such as birth certificate, passport and Emirates ID of the new-born.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE COST IN DUBAI

Here’s the cost of issuing a birth certificate in Dubai:

  • Application fee on MOHAP website: AED 65 (including e-Dirham charge) for a certificate in Arabic or English
  • Birth certificate Attestation fee by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. AED AED 60 for expats (excludes typing centre charges) and AED 50 for UAE Citizens)
  • Typing centre charges can range anywhere from AED 200 up to AED 500, depending on the package you select.
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FAQS ABOUT REGISTERING BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN DUBAI

WHERE TO REGISTER BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN DUBAI?

If you are registering your baby’s birth in Dubai, you can use any of the following channels to apply for a birth certificate.

  • Service 1 Center in Emirates Towers
  • Public hospitals in Dubai including Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and Latifa Hospital
  • The preventive medicine centre in Al Baraha (Kuwaiti Hospital)
  • The MOHAP website

CAN I APPLY FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE?

Yes, to register for a birth certificate online in Dubai, MOHAP has set up an easy to use online portal.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTERING A BABYS BIRTH IN DUBAI?

The general list of documents required to apply for a birth certificate in Dubai are:

  • Copy and original of the parents’ marriage certificate. If you an expat, the marriage certificate will need to be attested and translated in Arabic.
  • A birth notification and discharge summary from the hospital where the delivery took place
  • Copies and originals of father’s and mother’s passports or original Emirates IDs
  • Additional documents may be required if the child was born outside the UAE.

And that’s how you register your baby’s birth in Dubai. We hope this article was informative enough for you to figure out how to apply for a birth certificate in Dubai.

If you’re a working mom, who is expecting soon, now would be the best time to read up on the clauses for maternity leave in the UAE so you can plan ahead.

We also have some great guides on how you can prepare for your baby’s arrival. To prepare your home by for the arrival of your child, here are some tips on how to design a gender-neutral baby room and baby proofing your home.

We’ve also got some great tips on organising a baby shower at home to help you plan a fun celebration before the arrival of your little one. We also have a list of the best baby shower venues in Dubai, if you want to celebrate the arrival of your little one.

FAQs

How do I register my child birth in Dubai? ›

Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and Latifa Hospital, all have counters that issue Arabic birth certificates in Dubai. If your child is born in any of the private hospitals in Dubai, you can get a birth certificate by visiting the Service 1 Center in Emirates Tower or the Preventive Medicine Centre in Al Baraha.

How do I register my child's birth certificate? ›

Birth registration is done by submitting the duly accomplished copy of the Certificate of Live Birth along with the parents' PSA marriage certificate (if the parents are married), and other documents to the office of the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) in the city or municipality where the child was born.

What documents do you need to register a newborn? ›

Apply at designated offices with the following requirements:
  1. DHA 24/LRB (notice of birth)
  2. Children born at a health facilities: DHA 24/PB (Proof of birth) / Children born at home: DHA 24PBA (Proof of Birth Affidavit)
  3. DHA 288/A (Affidavit giving reasons for LRB)
  4. DHA 288.

Can I register my child without the father? ›

Both parents must attend and sign the birth register together if both parents wish to be listed on the birth certificate. The mother can register without the father but the father's details will not be included on the birth certificate. It is possible to add his details at a later date by re-registering the birth.

How much is a birth certificate in Dubai? ›

Application fee: AED 65 (including e-Dirham charge...

Can a foreigner give birth in Dubai? ›

If you are giving birth in the UAE, you must be married and show proof(a certified marriage certificate). Giving birth out of wedlock in any of the UAE hospitals can get you into some serious trouble. Most practicing obstetricians and gynecologists in private and government UAE hospitals will be women.

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