Born in Lebanon

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-Child of a Father with QAD Residency Permit

The required documents and procedure to follow when registering the birth of a child whose father has a child a QAD residency.

Requirements:

  • The father’s QAD residency permit must be valid.
  • The parents’ marriage must be registered at the DGPS - Foreigner Events Department and the Under Study Register at the GDGS.

Required Documents:

To organize  the birth certificate:

 

  1. Birth attestation signed by the doctor or midwife who assisted the birth.
  2. Copy of valid QAD residency permit for the parents, if both are QAD, or copy of the father’s QAD residency permit and the Lebanese mother’s ID, or her passport if she was a foreign national, or laissez-passer if QAD, or Palestinian refugee card.
  3. Copy of parents’ marriage certificate executed at the QAD Register at the GDGS.

To declare and execute the birth certificate

 

  1. Birth certificate, duly filled and signed by all concerned parties and the supporting documents.
  2. Identification  and  residency  statements  issued  by  the  mukhtar  and signed  by  two  witnesses.
  3. Copy of father’s valid QAD residency permit.
  4. In the event the declaration of the birth is done 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, in addition to the guardian’s ID.

Procedures and Steps:

  1. Obtain a birth attestation from the doctor or legal midwife who assisted the birth.
  2. Obtain a birth certificate from the Mukhtar of the locality near where the birth occurred.
  3. Make sure the birth certificate is duly filled and signed.
  4. Get the mukhtar of the locality where the birth took place authenticate your signature,  in  the  presence  of  two  witnesses  and  with  their  signature.
  5. Then, get the doctor or midwife assisting the birth to sign the certificate.

 

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.
  3. If the mother is Lebanese, DGPS refers the certificate d to her Personal Status Register for conformation.
  4. If both parents are QAD, the birth certificate is referred to the GDGS
  5. A copy of the executed birth certificate is provided to the concerned parties and an administrative copy is sent to the GDGS - Special Categories to be included in the father’s records.
  6. The father is informed to request a QAD permit for the child from the GDGS.

 

If Birth Occurs Outside Beirut:

  1. The birth certificate and all the required documents should be submitted 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 personal status department refers the application to the GDGS for conformation.
  3. GDGS returns to PSD the certificate for registering the birth event.
  4. PSD sends back the registered certificate to   DGPS to be executed in their records.

A copy of the executed birth certificate is given to the concerned parties, and are asked to follow up with the GDGS regional headquarters in the place of residency to obtain a QAD card for the child.

Administrative registration stages of births to a QAD father inside Lebanon:

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FAQ

  • forumwhat happen 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.

    3. 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.

  • forumWhat if my father is QAD but he did not register my birth?

    In this case, you will not be able to register your marriage or birth of your children, since you will have to register yourself first by filing a birth registration lawsuit to be registered under your father’s name.

 

 
2-Registration of a Birth of a Child of a Lebanese Father

 

If Birth Occurs in Lebanon:

Conditions:

The parents’ marriage must be registered in the Personal Status Registers.

Required Documents:

To organize the birth certificate:

 

  • Birth attestation issued by the hospital or the doctor or midwife who assisted the birth.
  • Extract from Family Personal Status Register (Ikhraj Qaid ʻAili).

To declare and execute the birth registration:

 

  • Birth certificate filled and signed by a parent or legal guardian and the witnesses; certified by the mukhtar of the birth locality; and signed by the doctor or legal midwife who assisted the birth.
  • Extract from family Personal Status Register (Ikhraj Qaid ʻAili).

 

If the declaration is made by the legal guardian, provide a copy of the stewardship decision and the guardian’s ID.

If the declaration is made by a person authorized by the parents, provide legal authorization established at the notary public and a copy of the delegate’s ID.

 

PROCEDURES AND STEPS:

  1. Obtain a Birth Attestation from the doctor or legal midwife who assisted the birth.
    IMPORTANT: All boxes in the birth certificate must be filled properly, except for the referral to the Personal Status Register, the incoming number, and the execution number.
  2. Obtain a Birth Certificate form the mukhtar of your place of residence or place of birth of the child and fill in the boxes related to the child, the father, the mother, and the civil status record. In practice, the mukhtar fills the information for you.
  3. Take it to the mukhtar of the locality where the birth took place and sign it in his presence; the mukhtar shall authenticate your signature in the presence of two witnesses, who should neither be related to you, nor be the doctor or the midwife involved in the birth, or the mukhtar himself.
  4. Take it to the doctor or legal midwife who assisted the birth for signature.
  5. Deliver it by hand, along with all supporting documents, to the Civil Status Officer in district where the birth took place to be recorded in the incoming register and referred to the Civil Status Officer of your own register’s locality, if different from the birth locality, to be executed, i.e., to record the birth in your register. In practice, it is customary for the Civil Status Officer of the birth vicinity to request from applicants to personally take the document to the Civil Status Officer of their place of registration, instead of sending it through administrative mail.
  6. After the execution of the birth, an individual civil status extract will be given to the child and the father will obtain a new family record, updated with the child’s name.
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