Born in lebanon From Foreign Father

Source: "Birth Registration Procedures in Lebanon" (2014) a manual prepared by Frontiers Ruwad Association in patnership with the UNHCR and funded by the European Union,  .

 

1-Registration of Birth of a Child Whose Father is a Foreign National

Conditions:

The father must be a legal resident of Lebanon; if both parents are foreigners, they both must be legal residents.

Required Documents:

To organize the birth certificate:

 

  1. A birth attestation signed by the assisting doctor or midwife must be obtained.
  2. Authenticated copy of marriage certificate for the parents according to applicable laws in the father’s native country.
  3. Photocopy of valid passports of parents, if they were both foreign, or of the father’s valid passport and the mother’s Lebanese ID if she is Lebanese.

 

To declare and execute the birth registration

  1. Obtain birth certificate.
  2. Provide authentic copy of the marriage certificate of the parents, according to the applied laws of the father’s native country.
  3. Provide photocopy of valid passports of parents and valid Lebanese residency permit, if they were both foreign; or of the father’s valid passport and residency permit and the Lebanese mother’s personal status extract, indicating she is married to a foreigner and his name; or the mother’s QAD residency permit or Palestinian refugee card, if applicable.
  4. In the event the declaration is made by the guardian or a legal representative, documented proof must be presented, such as a stewardship ruling or a legal authorization established at the notary public.

  Procedures and Steps:

  1. Obtain a birth attestation from the doctor or legal midwife who assisted the birth.
  2. Birth certificate filled by mother or father.
  3. Birth certificate signed and authenticated by the mukhtar of the locality where the birth took place, in the presence of two witnesses and with their signature.
  4. Signature of the doctor or midwife assisting the birth.


If Birth Occurs Inside Beirut:

  1. The duly filled and signed birth certificate with all the supporting documents should be hand delivered to the Foreigner Events Department at the DGPS.
  2. The certificate is then reviewed and recorded in the incoming register, if both parents are foreigners.
  3. If the mother is Lebanese, the certificate is referred to her Personal Status Register for conformation.
  4. The certificate is returned to the Foreigner Events Department following conformation.
  5. The certificate is recorded in the foreigner events records and given an execution number.
  6. A copy of the birth certificate is referred through the Foreign Ministry to the authorities of the foreign father’s native country to be executed as per their applied laws

If Birth Occurs Outside Beirut:

  1. The duly filled and signed birth certificate with all the supporting documents should be hand delivered to the Civil Status Officer in the vicinity of the birth, which then refers it to the head of the department in the governorate.
  2. If the mother is Lebanese, the documents are referred to her Personal Status Register for conformation.
  3. Following the conformation, the documents are then referred to the head of the personal status department in the governorate.
  4. The birth certificate is then referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Authentication Section

 

In the Event of Giving Birth to Twins:

  1. A birth certificate must be filled for each child according to the regular procedures
  2. The birth certificates should mention the hour of birth, who was born before, and identifying marks for each.

Both certificates should mention that it is part of a set of “twins”, otherwise, the certificate would not be executed due to fears of duplication.

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2- Registration of Birth of a Child Whose Father is a Palestinian Refugee Registered in Lebanon

Birth inside Lebanon

Special procedures for registering children of Palestinian fathers registered in Lebanon have been adopted by Department of Refugee Affairs, whereby more than one child born to the same family could be included in the same application without a time limit. Additionally, it is possible to declare the birth either at the Foreigner Events Department in the GDGS or through mail using LibanPost.

Conditions:

  1. The father must be registered at the Department for Refugee Affairs.
  2. The marriage must be registered at the same department

Required Documents:

To organize the birth certificate:

 

  1. Birth attestation from the doctor or midwife who assisted the birth.
  2. The father’s “Palestinian Refugee” card.
  3. Copy of the marriage certificate executed at the Department of Refugee Affairs.
  4. Extract of father’s Palestinian refugee family register.

Declaration and Execution:

 

  1. Birth certificate signed by one of the parents, authenticated by the Mukhtar of the birth locality, signed by two witnesses and either the doctor or the midwife who assisted the birth.
  2. Extract of family personal status register for registered Palestinian refugees.
  3. A request by the Mukhtar of the place of residence, filled accordingly; the type of application must be recorded, as well as all events related to the concerned party (triple name, mother’s name, census number, and file number).
  4. Copy of the father’s Palestinian refugee card or the delegated person’s ID.
  5. If the declaration is through a guardian, a copy of the guardianship decision must be presented.
  6. If the declaration is through someone delegated by the family, a copy of the delegation through a notary public must be presented.
  7. If the application is delivered by someone other than the concerned party (please see below for a list of those allowed to present the application), a copy of the depositor’s ID.
  8. Two photographs of the child.

The application could be delivered in person to the Foreigner Events Department in the GDGS or through LibanPost. In the second case, the LibanPost clerk should verify all of the father’s identification papers or those of the depositors by comparing them to the original.

 

Procedures and Steps:

If birth occurs inside Beirut:

  1. Deliver the certificate and other documents to the Events Registration Department at the Department of Refugee Affairs.
  2. The register’s clerk refers them to the head of the department for review and recommendation.
  3. The head of events registration at the Department of Refugee Affairs authenticates the application and refers it back to the competent staff for execution.
  4. Following execution and registration of birth, a card is filled for the child and sent to the head of the events registration department for signature.

 

If birth occurs outside Beirut:

  1. Deliver the certificate and all supporting documents to the Civil Status Officer in the vicinity of the birth, which then refers it to the head of the department in the governorate.
  2. The  Civil  Status  Division  refers  the  documents  to  the  Events  Registration Department  at  the  Department  of  Refugee  Affairs.
  3. Following execution and registration of birth, a card is filled for the child and sent to the head of the events registration department for signature.

 

Birth outside Lebanon

The same procedures as the birth inside Lebanon apply. However, the birth certificate must be authenticated by the Lebanese embassy in the country of birth and the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated if in a foreign language, and affixed to the application signed by the mukhtar.

 

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