Requirements for a birth certificate in Ghana

Published: 22/May/2018

By Tiffany Akwasi

The core business of registration and certification of Birth is to provide accurate and reliable information of the birth occurring in Ghana for the social-economic development of the country. Birth certificate in Ghana is one of the single most important document you need to have for any purpose. If you are wondering how to go about with the application progress, the necessary requirements, the following article should provide you with some clarity.

Birth registrations in Ghana dates back as far as 1888. At its inception, it was limited to the registration of deaths, especially for the expatriate workers of the then colonial government. The registration of birth was introduced in 1912 and since then it has undergone a series metamorphosis as per the number of amendments on the law establishing it. This is aimed at providing an improved delivery system.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: West Africa, Ghana
Year: 2018