Sunday, June 23, 2024

Parents and guardians urged to obtain birth certificates


The department of National Registration, Passports and Citizenship on the Copperbelt has urged parents and guardians to obtain birth certificates for their children and dependents.

Provincial National registration senior register Lisuba Kabanda said in an interview in Ndola that the department has been issuing birth certificates to children who have been registered.

“Having birth certificates becomes easier for children to acquire services such as health school enrollment as well as the National registration card, ” he explained.

Stressing that the issuance of birth certificates is ongoing throughout the province, Mr Kabanda said the birth certificate would have a national identity number which will be used when obtaining a green national registration card at the age of 16 years.

The national registration office has deployed new systems in districts that is able to issue out birth certificates within a period of five working days.

And the Senior Register has also encouraged members who have lost their loved one to collect death certificates.

He said death certificates may be required to settle deceased estates and obtain insurance or pensions.


  1. Not urged. It should be mandatory and punishable if a parent/s do not register the new born with 30 days of birth. In the long run, each and every Zambian will be accounted for.

  2. Please help me get the birth certificate for my grand it is now going to ten years from the time I first deposited an application for the said documents.. Kasempa District NRC department… My contact phone numbers..0977613899 /0955698038/0965613899

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