ATTESTATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE
BIRTH CERTIFICATE NIGERIA
The National Population Commission (NPC) is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria established and saddled with the responsibility of issuing a birth certificate in Nigeria. The agency also issues attestation of birth certificate for any person born in Nigeria where applicable. The Nigeria birth certificate is used for various purposes. It is the main document confirming that a particular person is born within Nigeria territory.
The NPC Act states that birth certificates issued from hospitals, churches, mosques are not accepted as a legal birth certificate for presentation in schools, embassies, immigration purposes, visa processing and so on. The Act further provides that Nigerians and foreigners born before 1992 will obtain the Attestation Of Birth Certificate from the NPC, while Birth Certificate will be issued to any person born in Nigeria after 1992. The attestation of a birth certificate has the same legal effect as the birth certificate.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING ATTESTATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE FROM NPC
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN NIGERIA
The applicant seeking to process a birth certificate must be born after 1992 to apply for the birth certificate. Such an applicant is expected to pick up a data form from the office of the NPC called form B and it to be filled by the applicant and the parents of the applicant.
The form will be submitted back to the NPC for verification and processing and be accompanied by the relevant documents.
In conclusion, the verification processes of the attestation of birth certificate and birth certificate may take a few days to be processed. The NPC is currently the only statutory organization in charge of issuing birth documents in Nigeria, and any birth documents not issued by NPC in Nigeria may not be accepted for any official purposes.
By Resolution Law Firm