Any individual can get a certified copy of their own or someone else’s birth certificate at the Registrar General’s Department.


There are no eligibility criteria for this service.


To obtain a Birth Certificate, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Fill out an Application for Birth Certificate form.
  2. Submit application form to the Births Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  3. The Clerk at the Registrar General’s Department will check the births registry database for the person’s information (Name, DOB, Parent’s name, Island of Birth).
  4. If the information is found, it is printed on a certificate.
  5. The certificate is then signed by a Senior Officer or the Registrar.
  6. You will then receive a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Note: At this time, this service is only provided in New Providence and Grand Bahama at the Registrar General’s Department.

Application Form(s) 

Application for a birth certificate.

Supporting Documents 
  • Completed Application for Birth Certificate Form.
Turn-around time 
If all documents are submitted at the time of registration, the process should take about one day. However, if the information is not found in the Births Registry, the process could take up to three days.
There are no deadlines for this service.
Related Fee(s) 

A fee of BS$10.00 is charged for this service.

For more information please contact 

Births Registration Section
Registrar General’s Department
Cor. of Shirley and Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N 532
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 397-9105/8957/9110
Fax. (242) 322-5553


Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays.

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Agency Contact Info
Registrar Generals Department
Shirley House
#50 Shirley Street
P. O. Box N-532
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Phone: (242) - 397-9143-58
397-8953 397-9178
Fax: (242) - 322-5553
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