Birth Certificates


Birth certificates are issued by the Registry General

A list of offices can be found here: http://www.rg.gov.zw/offices/harare

A detailed list of documents required can be found here: http://www.rg.gov.zw/services/birth

Summary of requirements

To register children born in hospital you will need

  • Mother and father’s national identity cards
  • Birth confirmation record from the hospital or clinic
  • Marriage certificate or where parents are not legally married both parents must be present to sign a declaration of paternity

To register children born outside of a hospital you will need

  • Mother and father’s national identity cards
  • A baptism certificate or one witness with a national identity card, preferably a midwife. In the case of a child born on a farm, a witness or a letter from the farmer, confirming the birth of that child at the respective farm.
  • Marriage certificate or where parents are not legally married both parents must be present to sign a declaration of paternity