How to register the birth of a child?

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

In general, the registration of a child’s birth is carried out by the civil registration authorities on the basis of:

medical documents on birth, the form established by law;
statements of parents or one of them (relatives – when the parents died, a representative of the medical institution where the child was born).
Registration of birth must be made within 1 month of birth and within 3 days if the child was stillborn, at the place of birth or residence of the parents.

There are cases when the child was not registered within the statutory period and registration must be carried out when the child reaches 1 year or more. In this case, registration is carried out by the registry office at the request of parents or one of them, relatives – when the parents died, a representative of the medical institution where the child was born or where he is, certificates of residence and documents of birth and stay.

When a child is born outside a medical institution, the documents required to register the birth of a child are issued by the medical institution that examined the mother and child or by a medical counseling commission. If for some reason you do not have medical records of birth, you will need to go to court with a statement, which is considered in a separate proceeding. Such a decision does not replace the birth certificate, but will be the basis for applying to the competent authorities for its receipt.

Registration of a child born in a foreign country

If a child is born in another country, parents must apply to the embassy of Ukraine or consular office of Ukraine within a month to register the birth of a child and register the child’s acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship.

If such registration was not carried out by the diplomatic mission of Ukraine, as well as by a foreign state, in order to register a child in Ukraine, you will need to submit to the registry office duly legalized medical documents certifying the fact of his birth. In the absence of such documents, the child is registered on the basis of a court decision.

It should be remembered that in case of registration of a child by a foreign state and issuance of a proper birth certificate to a child, re-registration of the child in Ukraine is not allowed.

Registration of a child born in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine

Due to the fact that the state of Ukraine does not recognize any documents issued by the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, as well as in the occupied Crimea, registration of births of children born in such territories is carried out by the registry office on the basis of a court decision. Such an application is submitted by the child’s parents or representatives, regardless of the place of residence, to any court in Ukraine. The case is considered by the court in a separate proceeding.

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