Birth Registration

Registration of Birth from the Current Place of Residence

PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS
Who is eligible for registration?

A child: –

  • Whose parents are both citizens of Bhutan; and
  • Who is less than or equal to one year from the date of delivery whether the child is born inside or outside the country.

What are the required documents?

  • Duly completed Birth Registration Form No. BCRS-BR-01
  • Notification of Birth/Birth Document; OR

Duly completed Information on Birth Form No. BCRS-IB-01

  • Parents’ Court Marriage Certificate; and
  • Statement of Guarantor BCRS-BR-SG-01.

What are the conditions required to be fulfilled?

Need to fulfill the following: –

  1. Notification of Birth/Birth Document if the birth has occurred inside health facility and Information on Birth (BCRS-IB-01) if the birth has occurred outside health facility;
  2. Statement of Guarantor supported by parents’ Court Marriage Certificate;
  3. The signature of HoH is mandatory if the newborn is to be registered in a household other than his/her parents;
  4. The newborn is less than or equal to one year from the date of delivery at the time of registration; and
  5. The Guarantor along with a witness must be present in person with the parents/any family member for document verification.

The Guarantor must be a Bhutanese citizen aged 18 to 65 years: –                                             

  1. someone who has known the parents of the newborn for not less than a year;
  2. someone from the different household; and
  3. someone other than the employee of civil registration and census.

The witness must be a Bhutanese citizen aged 18 years and above: –

  1. someone from the different household

The Guarantor and witness must give their thumb impression only when they visit the registration point.

Where can I find the application forms?

You can download the forms from the link below: –

*Forms are also available in hardcopy at the registration points

B. APPLICATION PROCESS
Where can I avail the service?

You can register the newborn from any of the following registration points if all the requirements are completed: –

  • Community Service Centre (CSC);
  • Drungkhag Civil Registration & Census Office (Only four Drungkhags namely; Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling)
  • Thromde Civil Registration and Census Office (TCRCO)
  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DzCRCO)

What are the steps to register a newborn?

Step 1: Keep a copy of Notification of Birth/Birth Document.

Step 2:  Keep a copy of parents’ Court Marriage Certificate.

Step 3: Fill up the Birth Registration Form No. BCRS-BR-01 and affix a legal stamp with signatures of both the parents. Obtain the signature of Head of Household, if the newborn is to be registered in a household other than their parents.

Step 4: Find a Guarantor, fill up the Statement of Guarantor and affix a legal stamp.

Step 5: Find a Witness.

Step 6: Visit the registration point with the Guarantor and Witness.

Step 7: Submit the duly completed documents to the registration point.

Step 8: The Guarantor and Witness shall give their thumb impression at the registration point.

Step 9: Your application will be verified and endorsed by officials at the registration point.

Step 10: Upon verification, the official will issue an acknowledgement slip to the parents/family member acknowledging the receipt of duly completed documents.

Step 11: The official shall then process the application for registration in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 13: Upon successful submission of the application, SMS alert with application number will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Step 14: The application shall be verified and approved in Bhutan Civil Registration System by the Department of Civil Registration and Census officials.

Step 15: The newborn will be registered in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 16:  SMS alert with application number and unique Citizenship Identity number will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Note:

Must produce the original Notification of Birth/Birth Document and parents’ Court Marriage Certificate for the validation at the registration point.

How long does it take to register the newborn in the Bhutan Civil Registration System?

The timeframe to register the newborn in the Bhutan Civil Registration System is a maximum of 21 days upon submission of completed documents.

C. POST-APPLICATION PROCESS
How do I know the status of my application?

The application status can be traced from the G2C Citizen Service Portal VIEW STATUS with application ID No. received through the SMS.

Whom and where to contact?

  • Civil Registration and Census Office in 20 Dzongkhags, 4 Thromdes, 4 Drungkhags (Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling), Community Service Centres where you have submitted the documents.
  • Trace contact from the link  CONTACT LIST  on the Department’s website.
  • You can also contact your concerned Gup/Thromde Representative/Thromde Tshogpa.

Where do I provide feedback, suggestions and grievances?

You can provide your feedback, suggestions and grievances through the following platforms: –

●      Service Evaluation Tool (SET) link

How can I access additional information?

Registration of Birth from the Permanent Address as per Civil Registration and Census Record

PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS


Who is eligible for registration?

A child: –

  • Whose parents are both citizens of Bhutan; and
  • Who is less than or equal to one year from the date of delivery whether the child is born inside or outside the country.

What are the required documents?

  • Duly completed Birth Registration Form No. BCRS-BR-01
  • Notification of Birth/Birth Document; OR

Duly completed Information on Birth Form No. BCRS-IB-01

  • Parents’ Court Marriage Certificate; OR Statement of Tshogpa.

What are the conditions required to be fulfilled?

Need to fulfill the following: –

  1. Notification of Birth/Birth Document if the birth has occurred inside health facility and Information on Birth (BCRS-IB-01) if the birth has occurred outside health facility;
  2. Court Marriage Certificate; OR
  3. Produce ‘Statement of Tshogpa’ endorsed by the Gup for the Gewog, Statement of Thromde Tshogpa/Thromde Representative for the Thromdes if the parents have no Court Marriage Certificate;
  4. The signature of HoH is mandatory if the newborn is to be registered in a household other than his/her parents; and
  5. The newborn is less than or equal to one year from the date of delivery at the time of registration.

Where can I find the application forms?

You can download the forms from the link below: –

  • BCRS-BR-01 (Birth Registration Form)
  • BCRS-IB-01 (Information on Birth)
  • Notification of Birth issued by the Health Facility

*Forms are also available in hardcopy at the registration points.

B. APPLICATION PROCESS
Where can I avail the service?

You can register the newborn from your permanent address (where your census is registered) in any of the following registration points if all the requirements are completed: –

  • Community Service Centre
  • Drungkhag Civil Registration & Census Office (Only four Drungkhags namely; Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling)
  • Thromde Civil Registration and Census Office (TCRCO)
  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DzCRCO)

What are the steps to register a newborn?

Step 1: Keep a copy of Notification of Birth/Birth Document.

Step 2: Keep a copy of parents’ Court Marriage Certificate or Statement of Tshogpa.

Step 3: Fill up the Birth Registration Form No. BCRS-BR-01 and affix a legal stamp with signatures of both the parents. Obtain the signature of Head of Household, if the newborn is to be registered in a household other than their parents.

Step 4: Visit the registration point with the complete documents.

Step 5: Submit the duly completed documents to the registration point.

Step 6: Your application will be verified and endorsed by officials at the registration point.

Step 7: Upon verification, the official will issue an acknowledgement slip to the parents/family member acknowledging the receipt of duly completed documents.

Step 8: The official shall then process the application for registration in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 9: Upon successful submission of the application, SMS alert with application number will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Step 10: The application shall be verified and approved in BCRS by the Department of Civil Registration and Census officials.

Step 11: The newborn will be registered in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 12:  SMS alert with application number and unique Citizenship Identity number will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Note:

Must produce the original Notification of Birth/Birth Document and parents’ Court Marriage Certificate for the validation at the registration point.

How long does it take to register the newborn in the Bhutan Civil Registration System?

The timeframe to register the newborn in the Bhutan Civil Registration System is a maximum of 21 days upon submission of completed documents.

C. POST-APPLICATION PROCESS
How do I know the status of my application?

The application status can be traced from the G2C Citizen Service Portal VIEW STATUS with application ID No. received through the SMS.

Whom and where to contact?

  • Civil Registration and Census Office in 20 Dzongkhags, 4 Thromdes, 4 Drungkhags (Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling Drungkhags), Community Service Centres where you have submitted the documents.
  • Trace contact from the link  CONTACT LIST  on the Department’s website.
  • You can also contact your concerned Gup/Thromde Representative/Thromde Tshogpa.

Where do I provide feedback, suggestions and grievances?

You can provide your feedback, suggestions and grievances through the following platforms: –

How can I access additional information?