Applying for a Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an official certified copy of the registration data relating to the birth of a child. It is used as a document to assist in establishing an individual's identity. Birth Certificates are required for many purposes, such as acquiring a passport, driver's permit, marriage licence and school enrolment.

How can I obtain a Birth Certificate?

You can apply for a birth certificate online, in person. Birth certificates can only be issued to individuals who have had their birth registered. Please follow the link below for information on how to register a birth.


Registering a Birth


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How do I apply in person?

You can apply in person through scheduled walk-in appointments. Scheduled walk-in Appointments can be made via the following telephone number for the Registrar General Department’s Civil Registry- 223-2452 Ext. 3000. Application forms can be obtained by following the link below.


Birth Certificate Application Form

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How do I apply online?

To apply online, the Registrar General’s services must be accessed via the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs website by clicking here.

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Where can I find more information?

Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (AGLA) Tower 
Corner London and Richmond Streets
Port of Spain
Tel: (868) 223-2452
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays, with cashiers closing at 3:00 pm daily


Registrar General's Department
Caroline building No2,
#11 Hamilton Street,
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 639-3210/1330
Fax. (868) 639-2505
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

You can find more information on any of the following topics on the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs' website using the link provided below:

  • Registering a Birth
  • Approval for Late Registration of Birth (after one year)
  • Certification of District Registrar's Certificate of Registration for Births
  • Issue of Birth Certificate
  • Search for Birth Records

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