Getting an Ahwal Madani appointment for Birth Certificate is the first step to get the official birth certificate in Saudi Arabia for your newborn child. We have explained the procedure to get an appointment in detail here.
It is important to mention here that the birth notification issued by the hospital where your baby is born is not the official document. You need to get an Ahwal Madani appointment to apply for a Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia.
How to get Ahwal Madani appointment for Birth Certificate?
First of all, you must have an activated ministry of interior account to get Ahwal Madani appointment for Birth Certificate. If you don’t have an account, create an account through this link.
Once the account is created, you need to login to it by entering your userID or Iqama number, password and the captcha code to get Ahwal Madani appointment for Birth Certificate. An SMS will be sent to your mobile number with an authentication code which you need to enter in the next screen. https://absher.sa
Once you are logged into your account, you need to look for the “Appointments” tab on the front screen as the option to get Ahwal Madani appointment for Birth Certificate is kept in this category.
In the next step, you will be given several options to select from and you will have to select “Civil Affairs” to get an Ahwal Madani appointment to apply for a Birth Certificate.
Next page will be showing details of what you can do in this portal as you can get an Ahwal Madani appointment to apply for a Birth Certificate, update an existing appointment, print an appointment or cancel it. You just need to click on “Proceed to Service”.
A new screen will appear containing details of all your previously booked appointments with Ahwal e Madni. As you can see I haven't booked an appointment yet, I will click on “Book New Appointment” with Ahwal Madani for a birth certificate.
In the next step, you will find different options to select from. As you are in the process to get an Ahwal Madani appointment to apply for a Birth Certificate, you need to select تسجيل واقعة ميلاد option.
After this, select your region. In my case, I have selected the region of Makkah as I live in the city of Jeddah. Therefore, you should know the region in which your city is situated.
From the next page, you will have to select the city you want to visit to make the birth certificate of your child. Keep in mind; you will have to get an Ahwal Madani appointment to apply for a Birth Certificate of the same city where your child has taken birth. They will not entertain your application if you take an appointment in some other city.
A new screen will be opened from where you will have to select the date for Ahwal Madani appointment for a birth certificate. According to my personal experience, they keep only 10 days open at a time to get appointments. If you want to get an appointment for a later date, you will have to come again to apply.
Recently, they have started booking appointments at the night time as well. If you take an appointment at night time, you don't have to bunk your office.
A new screen will open containing the details of documents you need to bring to the Ahwal e Madni office. We have written a detailed article on it, it is much recommended that you read it. Recommended: How to get a Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani?
Make sure you print the appointment for Birth Certificate as the person who gives token in Ahwal Madani checks Date and time on your appointment paper before giving you a token. You should only go there on the same date as mentioned in the appointment paper.