Birth Registration Consular

Online Birth Registration


It has been made mandatory by Government of India for registering online the birth of a child as an Indian citizen. For detailed information applicants are requested to visit the website of Ministry of Home Affairs

Important points:

1. A child born outside India on or after 03.12.2004 shall be a citizen of India by descent, if either of the parents (father or mother) is an Indian citizen at the time of birth of the child and the birth of the child has been registered with the concerned Indian Mission abroad within one year of the birth and the parents of the child have to submit a declaration that the child does not hold passport of another country. Approval of the Indian Government is necessary in all such cases where the request or such registration is made after the expiry of the said period i.e. after one year.

2. A child born abroad to Indian citizen(s) has to be first registered in the Mission as an Indian citizen before a passport is issued.

3. Only those who are born within the jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Cambodia are eligible for Birth registration for Indian Citizenship at EOI, Cambodia.

4. The applicants are advised to carefully go through the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the rules framed thereunder to determine their eligibility for Indian citizenship.

Procedure for Online Registration of Birth:

1. Please go to Ministry of Home Affairs website at for registration of the child as an Indian citizen.

2. Kindly select the last option i.e. Registration of birth of a minor child at an Indian consulate Under Section 4 (1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955) for this purpose.

3. Please ensure the following link for registration of birth of minor child overseas:

4. Click ‘Apply Online’ button to fill up the form.

i. Each online application form is meant for one person only. Separate application ii. has to be filed for each child.

iii. The online form should be filled in Block/Capital letters.

iv. Furnish information exactly in the manner asked for in the forms, especially the names, address and date of birth. This should march with the Birth Certificate of the child issued by local authority.

v. Applicants are required to verify the application details before submitting the online application.

5. Once the online application form is submitted by the applicant, then further modifications are not allowed. Hence applicants are requested to check and validate the details before submitting the online application form.

  • List of Uploading Documents:
  • A copy of the birth certificate of the child with English translation;
  • A copy of the passport of both the parents;
  • A copy of the certificate of Indian citizenship if acquired by registration/naturalization;
  • A copy of the marriage certificate of the parents, wherever required; and
  • Declaration letter that the child does not hold the passport of any other country duly signed by parents.


Image Uploading Criteria

Document Uploading Criteria


Needs to upload applicant passport size photograph

Needs to upload:

-A copy of the birth certificate of the child;

-A copy of passport of both the parents;

-A copy of the marriage certificate of the parents:

-A copy of the certificate of Indian citizenship, if acquired by registration/naturalization.


Image Dimension of Photograph should be 100 (width) * 120 (Height) Pixel only

Please Scan the above documents and save in PDF format.


Ensure that the size of the scanned image is nor more that 20kb,

Each document can contain multiple pages.


Uploading image should be jpg format only.

Each PDF Document should not exceed size more that 1024kb (1 MB)

6. As soon as the form is submitted, a MHA File number will be generated automatically and will appear on the screen as an acknowledgement.

7. The applicant shall take the print out of the online registration form with MHA File number and submit it the Embassy of India, Phnom Penh along with the requisite supporting documents (both original and copies).

8. If applicant desires to apply for passport of the child then please refer to the Passport section of this website. There will be separate fee for Registration of Birth of Child for Indian Citizenship and Passport Services.