Registration of birth of a minor child Registration of birth of a minor child

Registration of birth of a minor child

Birth Registration

For this office to issue any type of travel document to a child born within the jurisdiction of this Mission, the child’s birth first needs to be registered with this Mission.

When either both parents or one parent of a newborn child born in Kenya or Somalia, are Indian nationals, the child’s birth can be registered at this High Commission within one year of child’s Birth. Application for Birth Registration to be made under Section 5(1)(d) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.


Documents required: Completed Birth Registration Form in duplicate + Birth certificate + both Parent(s) passports (original + copy) + Parents’ marriage Certificate (original + copy) + 3 color photos of the child (of size 51 mm x 51 mm with light color background) + Fee (KSh 1,900 + KSh300 for ICWF).


If the child is more than one year old at the time of registration/application, in addition to the above documents, an affidavit from both parents, stating the reasons for delay in registration and a declaration that the parents have not applied for citizenship or passport of any other country for their child, is required to be submitted. In such cases, processing of the application for registration will take longer duration. Application for Birth Registration to be made under Section 4(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.

Link for birth Registration: https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/ bullet