The state or territory issued birth certificate is a secure A4 paper document, generally listing: Full name at birth, sex at birth, parents and occupation, older siblings, addresses, date and place of birth, name of the registrar, date of registration, date of issue of certificate, a registration number, with the signature of the registrar and seal of the registry printed and or embossed.
In Senegal, the government is facilitating retrospective registration through free local court hearings and the number of unregistered children has fallen considerably as a result.
In Sierra Leone, the government gave the National Office of Births and Deaths special permission to issue birth certificates to children over seven.
The person named or a parent can apply for a certificate at any time.
Generally, there is no restriction on re-applying for a certificate at a later date, so it could be possible to legally hold multiple original copies.
In Bolivia, there was a successful three-year amnesty for the free registration of young people aged between 12 and 18.
Statelessness, or the lack of effective nationality, impacts the daily lives of some 11-12 million people around the world.The Federal government requires that births be also registered through a "Proof of Birth Declaration" similarly signed as above by a doctor or midwife.This ensures the appropriate benefits can be paid, and the child is enrolled for Medicare.Unplanned births require in some states that the baby be taken to a hospital within 24 hours.Once registered, a separate application (sometimes it can be done along with the Birth Registration Statement) can be made for a birth certificate, generally at a cost.That agency will issue certified copies or representations of the original birth record upon request, which can be used to apply for government benefits, such as passports.