Government of Kerala has made it compulsory to do the registration of the birth of every child in Kerala. The birth registration document is generally issued by the chief district registrars of Kerala.  But After online application and it process gets finished , you can proceed for online birth certificate download Kerala . SoIn this article, you will come across how to download birth certificate in Kerala and similar other services related to it.

Birth certificate Download Kerala

This document is very important to prove an individual’s age, gender, identity, nationality, apart from being useful in various events in life. For example, it is needed for school or college admission, to claim inheritance, property, bonds, to apply for a passport, driving licence, etc.

The government of Kerala has launched a Civil Registration site to make the processes of birth registration application, online registration status checking, and downloading very simple from the comfort of one’s own home.

This is why you must never delay in applying for a valid birth registration certificate and issuing or downloading it on time.

Both the online registration application and the status checking processes are very simple and easy to follow. 

How to download birth certificate in Kerala?

Given below is the procedure for how to download birth certificate online in Kerala through the official Kerala Government’s 

  1. First, you’ll have to open the official  civil registration website.
  2. Then you’ll have to tap on the registration of Births and Deaths option from the documents column.
  3. Then you’ll have to find and tap on the “Certificate Search” option. 
  4. A new page will open wherein you’ll have to choose your district, local body and local body type, and submit it.
  5. Another new page will open wherein you’ll have to choose the year of birth.
  6. Then fill in all the required details in the next web page and tap on the search button.
  7. Then you’ll be able to see the birth registration certificate online which you’ll be able to download in PDF format and print it out for future prospects.

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Note : You can now also download the empty form, then fill it up yourself and then do the needful. For that, follow the steps below:
  1. First, you’ll have to open the official civil registration website mentioned in above steps.
  2. Then you’ll have to scroll down and choose the “download forms” option from the documents column at the bottom.
  3. You can also choose the “registration of births and deaths” option from the documents column. It will take you to a new page where you’ll have to choose the “forms” option.
  4. Then a new page will open. Here you’ll have to choose the “birth report” option from the registration of births and deaths column. 
  5. This will allow you to download the birth certificate form in PDF, which you’ll have to fill out yourself, attach all the required documents, and then submit to the concerned authorities in Kerala.

Note: After you take the printout of the birth registration certificate, don’t forget to laminate it for future prospects.

Documents for Birth Certificate Online Download Kerala

You will have to produce the following mentioned documents for the online birth registration process in Kerala:

  1. A valid proofing document of the place of birth where the child has been delivered. It can be the hospital’s, the clinic’s, or the nursing home’s certificate of discharge.
  2. Any of the valid residence proof from electoral roll, passport, aadhar card, etc. (optional) of the child’s parents.
  3. Any valid proof of identification from aadhar card, Pan card, electoral roll, ration card, etc of the child’s parents.
  4. Any of the valid proof of marriage registration (optional) of the child’s parents.

As per what the “Indian Act of births and deaths registration” instructs, a person must receive the birth registration certificate of his/her ward from any of the following applicable source:

  1. Within 21 days from the medical officer of the general hospital where the child was delivered. 
  2. Within a year from the medical chief of the private clinic where the child was delivered.
  3. As soon as possible from the borough authorities if the child was delivered at a public place or home. The complete event should be reported to the concerned health care unit of the municipality/ward/panchayat by the head of the family.

Birth Certificate Kerala Fees

The given table enlists the charges incurred for the registration of birth of a child in Kerala: 

Birth Registration Duration  Fees (INR)
Registration completed within 3 weeks after the child’s birth Free
Registration completed after 3 weeks after the birth of the child 2
Registration completed after 1 month but within one year of the birth of the child  5
Registration completed one full year after the birth of the child  10

Just like other states in India, the first copy of the Kerala birth certificate costs zero, provided the fact that you have already registered the birth of the child within a year. But you have to pay a sum of 100 INR for every single copy of the birth certificate next time onwards. 


Q1. On which site can I apply for an online birth registration certificate in Kerala?

Ans. To apply for a birth registration certificate online in Kerala, you must visit the official Kerala Government’s civil registration site: 

Q2. Is it possible to alter the name in the birth certificate in Kerala?

Ans. Yes, it is very easy to alter any detail like name or parents’ information in the birth certificate in Kerala. You’ll just have to visit the website.