There is good news for parents who are or will be seeking birth certificates for their newborns in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Department of Health has initiated the service for issuing digital birth certificates digitally through “TAMM” – a reliable platform for Abu Dhabi Government Services. This service is being provided by the department since December 30, 2021 and applies to all newborns throughout the emirate.
Until recently, birth certificates for newborns were issued through dedicated offices in Abu Dhabi. During the issuance of birth certificates, it was mandatory for parents or legal guardians to be present for the processing of all documents. However, now, new parents in Abu Dhabi can complete the entire process of digital birth certificate issuance in the comfort of their homes.
How do I apply for a digital birth certificate in Abu Dhabi?
Parents must get their newborns registered within 30 days from the date of birth. The process of getting a digital birth certificate in Abu Dhabi is quite simple and can be broken down into four simple steps.
- After childbirth, you as a newborn’s parent will receive an SMS notification including a link to the TAMM platform from the healthcare facility before being notified of the registration and login procedures.
- Once you visit the link, you will be prompted to log in, fill the application and upload the necessary documents.
- Then, you need to complete the payment of Dh 50 online.
Finally, you can download the digital birth certificate.
My child was born before December 30, 2021. Can I also get a digital birth certificate?
Yes, the new service of digital birth certificates is also available for earlier births. So, if you are seeking to get a birth certificate for a previous birth date issued from any of the emirate’s hospitals, you can take advantage of the new digital system created to issue digital birth certificates. The process of downloading digital birth certificates remains the same.
Do I need a birth certificate to be attested while in the UAE?
Birth certificate attestation is a legal requirement for various purposes, such as migration and school admissions. Attestation helps ensure the authenticity of the birth certificate, and its process involves various attestations from departments and ministries.
All expatriates in the UAE are required to get birth certificates attested by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The birth certificates that are stamped by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi or Dubai Health Authority are considered equivalent to the seal of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
As an expatriate and a parent of a newborn in the UAE, you will need to arrange a residency visa and other documents for your child timely that will also require birth certificate attestation.
If you need help with birth certificate attestation or attestation of any certificate in the UAE, please feel free to connect with us.