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Cohen Building, Corner of Kasino Street and Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia. 
Call Centre +264 61 292 2111

MHAI Head Office (Windhoek)
 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I register the birth of my child?

  • Child is younger than 1 year old: Hospitals with an MHAI office, Sub-Regional offices, and some Magistrates Courts
  • Child is between 1 and 5 years old (Late Registration of Birth): Sub-Regional offices and Hospitals with an MHAI office
  • Child is older than 5 years (Late Registration of Birth): Regional Offices and selected Sub-Regional offices

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What can I use if I do not have a “Yellow Health Card” for my child?

  • Go to the hospital where your child was born and get proof of your child’s birth
  • If proof cannot be found, bring as many of the following documents as possible for consideration:
    1. Baptismal Card
    2. Sworn affidavit from Headman or School Principal (First school attended by your child)
    3. Parent(s) acting as a witness (s) and a statement under Oath

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Can a parent, who is absent at the time of registration, appear on the Child’s Birth Certificate?

    • Yes, only if you bring a Marriage Certificate, or if the unmarried father/mother has provided a sworn affidavit that he/she is the biological father/mother, and
    • A certified copy of the absent parent’s identification (ID, Passport or Drivers Licence)

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Which parent’s surname can a child take?

      • Either of the parents’ surname
      • For unmarried parents; the surname of the father will be used only if he and the mother both consent to this. The surname will otherwise be the surname of the mother

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If my child’s father is not present at registration, can his particulars be added later?
Yes, it is free to re-register a child with the father’s particulars later

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How does an orphaned or abandoned child get a Birth Certificate?

      • Provide proof of birth
      • Provide copies of the deceased parents’ identifiction and death certificates
      • Provide a report from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare