After the baby is born, the fact of his birth must be “documented”. And the first thing that young parents need to do is to register their child at the registry office and obtain a birth certificate. How it's done?
It is necessary
- Child's birth certificate
- Parents' passports
- Marriage certificate
A baby's birth certificate must be obtained within a month after birth. To do this, you need to contact the registry office at the place of residence of the child's mother or father, or at the place of birth of the baby.
In order to register a child at the registry office, you will first need a birth certificate - it is issued by the medical institution in which the birth took place. If the baby was born at home, a certificate of the birth of the child can be issued by the doctors to whom the mother turned after the birth. In addition, parents' passports will be required (single mothers provide only their own passport) and a marriage certificate or other documents on the basis of which data about the baby's father will be filled in (for example, a court decision or a joint statement by the parents).
If the parents of the baby are officially married, then any of them can register the child with the registry office. If dad and mom are not married, it is best to come to the registry office together and write a joint application for the issuance of a birth certificate. Relatives of the parents can also formalize the birth of a baby, but a notarized power of attorney from the parents is required.
Upon registration, the child receives the parents' surname. If the surname of mom and dad is different, the baby can be registered to any of them, at the choice of the parents. The child receives the patronymic by the name of the father, except for cases when the baby was born to a single mother - in this case, the baby's patronymic can be any (at the choice of the mother), and data on the father of the child may be absent in the certificate at all.