Child Registration Certificate (CRC) also known as Birth Certificate is a legal/registered document used to register minors under the age of 18 years. It is the fundamental right assured in constitution of Pakistan to the child to get birth certificate or registration certificate from the place of origin e.g place of birth. NADRA is the only authority in Pakistan established under federal law to further this process.
NADRA has been able to automate and in turn facilitate the process of acquiring Child Registration Certificates. The CRC is also known as B-form. CRC can be taken by providing documented proof of child birth from union council. Parent is required to be a holder of National Identity Card (NIC)/National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP). You are required to go to any NADRA Registration Center (NRC) to apply for CRC.
Who can Apply For Birth Certificate
Any person who is born in Pakistan and have old hospital birth certificate. Or anyone who is born in another country but his parents origin country is Pakistan. Or anyone who can prove his birth in Pakistan with any authentic legal document can apply for birth certificate in Pakistan.
Where can I apply for CRC?
You can apply for NADRA birth certificate or Child Registration Certificate (CRC) by personally going to the nearest NADRA Registration Center (NRC). If you cannot go in person due to any reason than you have to give Power of Attorney to you relative or any known person. He will act on your behalf to get to CRC. But
Following are the steps which you will be following at the NADRA registration center:
- A token will be issued
- Your photograph will be captured
- Your fingerprints and signature will be taken
- Your required data entry will be done and form will be printed to be reviewed by yourself
- You will be handed over a printed version of your application form.
NADRA Birth Certificate Fee
NADRA provides three kind of services to their customers one is normal deliver second is Urgent and third is Executive. The fee also changes with each category, Usual fee of B.form in normal and urgent category is Rs. 50. But in executive this fee is Rs. 500.
Can I Get NADRA Birth Certificate Online Or Verify Online?
Currently, NADRA does not have online services for the registration of birth certificate. The person who need this certificate has to personally come in NADRA office or give Power of Attorney to someone else.
Whether the CRC is new or its modified the applicant’s needs below documents for the issuance ofNADRA birth certificate in Pakistan;
- Copy of applicant’s CNIC/NICOP (If age is above 18 years)
- Copy of Both parents CNIC/NICOP
- Affidavit (duly attested by Notary Public)
- Copy of applicant’s passport (if any)
- Copy of old/hospital certificate (optional)
- Applicant himself and his parents
- Application form which is usually filled by each applicant is given below
Procedure and Completion Time for NADRA Birth Certificate Pakistan:
Applicant needs to fill an application form provided by the NADRA office with exact particulars as mentioned on supporting documents. These supporting documents are hospital birth certificate, education record etc.
In major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi NADRA birth certificates can be obtained from local union councils and in many small cities it can be obtained from TMAs etc.
In cantonment areas NADRA birth certificates can be obtained from Cantonment Board Offices and in Islamabad CDA is authorized to issue NADRA birth certificates.
How long will it take from application completion to delivery?
After submission NADRA birth certificate in Pakistan can be issued in approx. 5-10 working days depending upon the work load and other factors in of relevant issuing department in Pakistan.
Where NADRA Birth Certificate Can Be Used
Once the applicant get his birth registration certificate from NADRA. He can used it in following purpose namely;
- For immigration purpose
- For Passport issuance or renewal of passport
- For CNIC application
- For Visa purpose
- For all kind of legal matter in Pakistan or abroad
NADRA Birth Certificate Sample
For those who has yet not seen what B.form looks like. Below is the pic of it the relevant part has been blurred for privacy reasons.