If you wish to obtain a certified copy of a birth entry ( or commonly known as birth certificate). you can apply for a search of birth records and / or a certified copy of a birth entry.
In support of an application for a certified copy of a birth entry, you are required to produce the original or photocopy of the certified copy of a birth entry previously issued to you or the result of previous search of birth records. If you cannot produce such kind of documents or the birth registration number on the documents cannot be read, you are required to apply for a search of birth records in the first instance.
- A search for any given entry in relation to an identified person (i.e. the person’s exact name and date
of birth (if available) can be provided for the search). The search conducted will not exceed a period of 5 years .
- Unless otherwise specified by the applicant, the search will be conducted on the year of birth as provided (e.g. 1990). In case no matched record is found against the year of birth provided. the search will be conducted with 2 years preceding and 2 years following the year of birth provided. with a period of 5 years in total. (by the above example, i.e. 1988-1992)
- A search for any entry other than ‘particular search’, for example, in relation to a person whose personal information could not be specified (i.e. the person’s exact name and/or exact date of birth cannot be provided for the search).