How to Get the Birth Certificate for Newly Born Child in Saudi Arabia
I just completed processing the Birth Certificate of my newly born son, and I think it would be beneficial to our readers to share my experience in getting the documents. Be informed that the Saudi Birth Certificate is a requirements in getting a Passport and all legal documents for my child that will be used in my country. After completion of Saudi Birth Certificate the next step for me to do is to register my son to Philippine Embassy and get his passport. But for now, what I will share is the new process of getting Saudi Birth Certificate which is really different 7 years ago when I processed my other son documents.
Steps in Getting the Birth Certificate
1.) If you know that your wife will soon deliver your child you need to make an appointment in Civil Affairs here ( moi.gov.sa > E Services > Civil Affairs > Book an appointment ), you don’t have to wait for your child to come out. Most of the time the available slot is 3 to 4 weeks from the day of your log in. Be informed that after a month of your child’s delivery they will fine you with 50 Riyals. (I experienced this, I am late due to scheduling) I suggest getting late afternoon schedule and just come back next day for the collection of the birth certificate.MOI Website Appointment Welcome Page
2.) Print the document that will show the date of your appointment. In the document they will give you the details of the documents that you need to submit as follows: (see pictures below) Prepare this and submit on your appointment date.
3.) Upon birth of your child get the birth advise from the hospital that shows the name of your child and parents details and the details of birth. You need to give the following documents to the hospital staff, so be sure to have this in your bag when going to hospital. Good for me SMCH accepts electronic documents sent to them via email.
- Copy of Both Parents Passport
- Copy of Both Parents Iqama
4.) So by this time you already have your appointment and hospital birth advice, on the day of your appointment proceed to Civil Affairs near Nasriyah (For Riyadh Residents). Be sure to be on time, it is better to be early than late. Upon entering the building go to your left and let the police verify your document. They will give you a number that you need to attach in your documents. (Here is the map)
5.) Proceed to the window where the police will direct you. If I am not mistaken it is window 3.
6.) Upon submitting the documents, the Saudi recipient on the other side of the window counter will tell you in arabic words if you will have to wait for the documents or come back the next day. (Don’t worry just ask the other guys in the line on what the recipient is telling you)
After completion of this documents and getting the Saudi birth certificate, your child is now registered in Saudi Civil Affairs. Congratulation. Next step is the my son passport which I will blog soon. An additional tip, you can get your child’s insurance to your company by presenting the hospital birth advise only. Insurance is a requirement for getting your child’s iqama. I hope this post save you time and money in processing your child birth certificate.