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 date.
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 only).
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.