Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by
contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
Birth Certificate with Personal Info Only (12.5 cm x 17.6 cm):
The Personal Info Only Birth Certificate contains basic information: full name of
individual, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration number, and registration
Birth Certificate with Personal Info & Parentage (12.5 cm x 17.6 cm):
The Personal Info and Parentage Birth Certificate contains all the information as
stated above, plus the names of parents and birthplaces of parents (province/country
When submitting an application concerning the birth of a minor, we recommend requesting
the Birth Certificate with Personal Info & Parentage, as it includes the parents'
names. Some organizations require this type of certificate in the case of minors.
Photocopy of Registration
A Registration Photocopy contains all the information appearing on the original
Registration of Birth. Registration Photocopies are generally only required for
court purposes. They are not for use as identification.