How to change name on birth certificate in Saudi Arabia?

The name on your child’s Iqama, Birth Certificate, and Birth Notification would be exactly the same. Here is the procedure to change the name on the birth certificate in Saudi Arabia.

Do you really need it?

You are required to change the name on the birth certificate only for the issuance of the first Iqama for your children. Once the first Iqama is issued, there is no need to change the birth certificate as there is a different procedure for that. Recommended: How to change the name on Iqama?

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Change name on the birth certificate

In order to change the name on the birth certificate before the issuance of Iqama in Saudi Arabia, follow this procedure;

1 – Contact the hospital where your child was born and fill a form to change the name on the Birth Notification issued by the Ministry of Health.

2 – Once the new notification is received, take an appointment with the Ahwal Madani.

3 – Download the Amend, delete, add, correct form from the MOI website and fill it.

4 – Visit the Ahwal Madani office on the date of the appointment and the officer will change the name on the birth certificate.

5 – Make sure to read the name on the birth certificate, if there is a spelling mistake in it, you can visit the manager’s office immediately to change the name.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.