Getting the birth certificate from Ahwal Madani in Saudi Arabia is the first step to get the Iqama for your newborn child in KSA. We have explained the procedure below in detail.
Birth Notification from the Hospital
The first step to get a Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani in Saudi Arabia is to get baby’s birth notification paper from the Hospital where the baby is born.
Before you say thanks to Hospital management make sure that all information mentioned in the baby birth notification is correct especially your family Iqama ID, name, birth date, time and most important baby’s name.
Don’t forget to make sure that baby birth notification must have hospital stamp and doctor/ medical officer’s signature. The hospital takes around 1 week to issue this Birth Notification so it is better to apply for it just after the birth of the baby.
Ahwal Madani Appointment for Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia
The procedure to get a Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani in Saudi Arabia starts by making an appointment with Ahwal Madani. Keep in mind; you will have to contact the Ahwal Madani 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.
There is a Late Birth Registration Fee of SR 50 if you are going to the Ahwal Madani or Civil Affairs office after one month of your child's birth. Make sure you pay the Late Birth Registration Fee online.
Required Documents for Birth Certificate from Ahwal in KSA
Prepare the file of the following documents before you visit Ahwal Madani to get your baby’s governmental birth certificate in Saudi Arabia.
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.
- Copy of Baby’s birth notification issued by the Hospital
- Iqama copy of the baby’s father
- Iqama copy of the baby’s mother
- Passport copy of the baby’s father
- Passport copy of the baby’s mother
- Filled birth certificate form in Saudi Arabia – Form 87, you can fill it yourself or ask any Arabic speaking guy to fill it for you. Recommended: Download form 87
What to do at Ahwal Madani Office?
In order to take the birth certificate in Saudi Arabia, try to reach Ahwal Madani office at least 20 minutes before your appointment. You will take a token and wait for your turn. Submit all the documents to the respective counter and wait for the birth certificate to be printed. They will call your name once the birth certificate is ready.
A Text message will be sent on your mobile from Ahwal Madani confirming the issuance of Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia. Check your Absher and you will find your child's details added under dependents. That's it.
How to Get Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia if Father is not a Saudi Resident?
If a child is born in Saudi Arabia but his father is not a Saudi resident, you need following documents in addition to the documents mentioned above to get a birth certificate from the Ahwal Madani in Saudi Arabia.
- Attested marriage certificate along with Arabic translation (from home country Home Ministry, Saudi Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Power of Attorney from Father of the child authorizing and permitting any person (preferably close relatives) for applying for the birth certificate, collecting it, signing documents and do related legal procedures
The Power of Attorney must be issued by the home country court, attested by the Saudi Embassy in the home country and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia.
The Status on Absher Account
As soon as the birth certificate is issued by the civil affairs or Ahwal e Madni, you can check the list of your dependents in the Absher account. The newborn has been added to the list now and an Iqama number has been issued for him.
However, you still have to continue with the processing of Passport to get iqama for the newborn.
Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani Riyadh Office
If your child is born in Riyadh, you will have to visit Ahwal Madani Riyadh Nasiriyah branch which is just adjacent to Pakistan International School to get a Birth Certificate. – Google Map Coordinates are 24.654209, 46.681778.
First of all, you go to the main building and after you enter in this you will see a police guy sitting on the left side of the main entrance gate where you have to show your appointment paper and he will give you token.
Then go to the waiting area just on the right side and wait for your turn (normally you will be served on window 2 or 3). Here you will provide all required papers (8 documents I mentioned above).
After submitting your documents to Ahwal Madani Riyadh office for the birth certificate, you have to go back to the same location and just check near window 2 or window 3 if there is any Saudi official guy who is holding a Governmental birth certificate.
It is a light green color card a little bit small from A4 paper size). So if you find that guy then tell him your baby’s name and get your certificate or if you not find him near windows then go to Manager’s room it’s on the right side and adjacent to operation windows where you submitted your documents.
Tell him your baby’s name and get your certificate. So with this, your work with Ahwal Madani Riyadh office for the birth certificate ended.
Birth Certificate from Ahwal Madani Jeddah Office
If you want to get a Birth Certificate in Jeddah, you will have to go to Ahwal Madani Jeddah office which is situated at Arbaeen Street (Prince Mitaeb Road), Jeddah.
When you go enter the office, just go straight until you reach the window where you need to show your appointment paper so the person can give you a token number and wait for your turn. After that, he will ask you to go upstairs.
I submitted all the above-mentioned documents to Ahwal Madani Jeddah office for the Brith Certificate. He checked and printed out the birth certificate and asked me to wait for a while there.
After 10-15 minutes, he will call everyone's name to return the birth certificate after stamping it. As soon as you received it please make sure all the details are correct. He will return all your documents and birth certificate which he printed.
Misprinted Name on the Birth Certificate
If the name on the birth certificate is incorrect, you need to immediately raise the issue and he will ask you to go to the manager downstairs to rectify it. The manager will ask you to take another fresh copy of the birth certificate from upstairs after the rectification.
Next step is to get the Birth Certificate attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if you are an expatriate living in Saudi Arabia. Recommended: How to attest documents from the MOFA?