Birth Certificate Issuance FAQs
- If one or both parents are converts, does the Birth Certificate transaction need to be forwarded to the New Born Committee?
Yes, the Committee needs to review the transaction and decide on the conversion because the transaction involves a change in the religious identity of one or both parents.
- How can we correctly translate the new baby’s name if no such translation is provided in the support document and his/her residence visa has not yet issued?
The name will be translated according to the parent’s preference provided an application form is completed and signed by the parent and, if necessary, a legally attested translation of the name is required.
- Can a Birth Certificate be issued if the parents’ Family Book was issued from an emirate other than Abu Dhabi even if the baby was born in Abu Dhabi?
The Birth Certificate will be issued according to the medical zone/jurisdiction to which the medical entity/establishment reports.
- What is the case of a UAE National’s name with acronyms or abbreviations?
Acronyms or abbreviations in a name will never be counted for; names will be approved the way they are exactly written in the Family Book.
- How can we issue a replacement of a lost Birth Certificate if one of the parents fails to appear in person?
A letter from the relevant embassy indicating the parent’s name and nationality is required along with NOC to issue a Birth Certificate.
- How can we issue a replacement of a lost Birth Certificate for a baby whose mother is a UAE National (Divorced or Widowed) with a valid Family Book, but no information about the father is available?
The mother will be asked to present all the required documents including the Family Book, the dependents’ ID Cards, passports and Dependency / Custody ruling or decision. If the father is dead, the father’s Death Certificate or a Family Book will be required.
- Are we allowed to issue a Birth Certificate for persons who have already been deported or have moved to settle permanently in their mother country if the certificate is requested by one of their representatives?
Yes, they are entitled to a Birth Certificate if they (Father, mother, the person him/herself) provide their representatives with a power of attorney along with a duplicate of the passport duly attested from the UAE embassy in their country and UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- How are the parents’ names approved / accredited in the Birth Certificate?
UAE Nationals’ names will be approved based on the Family Book
Expatriates’ names will be approved based on the passport.
- Will the correct translation of the expatriates’ names be approved from the residency visa or UAE ID Card?
From UAE ID Cards and, if necessary, a legal translation of the names will be required.
- Can we issue a Birth Certificate for a new born baby if one of his/her parents’ passport or UAE ID Card has expired?
No, an invalid passport or ID card is not reliable; besides, a valid residency visa is a key condition to issue a Birth Certificate.
- Can we issue a Birth Certificate to a new born baby if the residency visa of one of his/her parents was cancelled or terminated?
A valid residency visa is a key condition to issue a Birth Certificate. Therefore, the concerned parent needs to renew his/her residency visa or to present a proof of its validity.
- Can a Birth Certificate be issued if the original ID card is not available?
No Birth Certificate can be issued unless the original ID card or a receipt of an application to issue / renew the ID card is presented in accordance with the Executive Council circular.
- Who are the persons authorized to apply for and receive the Birth Certificate?
Persons with 1st up to 4th degree of kinship or persons holding a special power of attorney to issue a Birth Certificate from the corresponding embassy or the Judicial Department (Notary Public) can apply for or receive the Birth Certificate.
- What will we write in the ‘Nationality’ box for a person holding UAE passport only but not the Family Book?
(Non-UAE National) after obtaining the approval of the General Directorate of Naturalization and Residency and the New-Born Committee.
- What will we do in case a Birth Certificate is to be issued for a new born baby whose expatriate parents’ names in the Residency Visa mismatch with their names in the passports or their names are mistranslated?
The parents’ given names will be taken from the first page of their passport and their sure names from the last page for some Asian Nationalities.
- How will the names of the expatriate wives of UAE Nationals be approved since their names differ before and after obtaining the UAE nationality?
A letter from the General Directorate of Naturalization and Residency indicating the amended wife’s name will be presented along with the wife’s consent to renounce her original nationality.
- If a resident resorts to the court to reduce the fine, what are the documents required to issue a Birth Certificate?
The resident will be required to renew his/her residency visa and contact HAAD.
- If an applicant’s status is amended or his/her residency visa is being transferred, can the Birth Certificate be issued without a residency visa?
The applicant needs to amend his/her status and then contact HAAD to issue the Birth Certificate.
- Does an ID card suffice if the residency visa is canceled or expired?
No, a valid residency visa is required.
- Can a Birth Certificate be issued if the applicant holds an expired residency visa but a valid passport?
Applicants must amend their status and then contact HAAD; besides, a valid residency visa is a must to issue a Birth Certificate.
- Is HAAD required to issue a Birth Certificate for a UAE baby whose parents have separate Family Books?
No, the wife must be added to her husband’s Family Book.