Who can apply for someone else's birth certificate

Only these people can apply for someone else's birth certificate:

  • a child's parent
  • a person's child
  • a child's legal guardian - evidence is needed for non-parent guardians
  • the person's current spouse - evidence is needed if surnames are different
  • an executor of their estate, administrator or trustee - evidence of authority is needed
  • someone with written authority or power of attorney - evidence of authority is needed.

When applying for someone else's certificate you'll need to show proof of your connection to the person and give a reason for applying - eg a parent applying for their child's certificate, executor settling a deceased estate.


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Page last updated 9 November 2020

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