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A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a person. The term "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document certifying the circumstances of the birth or to a certified copy of or representation of the ensuing registration of that birth. Depending on the jurisdiction, a record of birth might or might not contain verification of the event by such as a midwife or doctor.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17, an integral part of the 2030 Agenda, has a target to increase the timely availability of data regarding age, gender, race, ethnicity, and other relevant characteristics which documents like a birth certificate has the capacity to provide.

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  1. J

    Changing Birth Certificate

    When my daughter was born, her mother (wife) and I were separated. Unknown to me, my wife did not put me on the birth certificate. My wife has died and custody of this child and her older brother (also mine) is now with me and I have just discovered the issue with the birth certificate. How...
  2. G

    Birth Certificate NSW - Daughter wants to remove Fathers Name

    My daughter (17) wishes to remove her Fathers details from her Birth Certificate and change her Surname from his last name to mine. I told her that neither would be doable without his written consent. Besides full Custody, the court removed his Parental Responsibility quite a few years ago...
  3. Ameliafranklin

    NSW My dad won't give me my birth certificate, I have insufficient ID to apply for a new one.

    I need to access my birth certificate however my father refuses to order me a new one. I am 16, I do not live with him and my carers are not my legal guardians. My mother is dead and my father has not allowed me to contact her family. I have a Medicare card and an expired passport but no other...
  4. pieterv3814

    VIC Parents won't supply birth certificate and have no I.D

    Hello everyone, I have a very unusual situation and I'm not sure how to go about sorting it out. My partner and I have had a baby, however my partner's parents won't give her birth certificate to her. As a consequence to that she hasn't got any form of I.D, hasn't got Medicare and so forth. This...
  5. B

    NSW Adding father to birth certificate if mother refuses

    The mother of my child doesn't want me to have any rights (she told me like that). How can I add my name to the birth certificate as her biological father?
  6. L

    NSW Child Support / Birth Certificate

    Hi there. Hoping for some guidance please. I am currently pregnant and the father will not be involved with the child in the future (the father is aware of the pregnancy and has chosen not to be involved). I am considering applying for child support, however I am hesitant to put the father's...
  7. T

    QLD Father not on birth certificate

    Hi, my son is 2 years old and I have asked my sons father if he would agree to sign over his parental rights, because he abandoned our son a year and a half ago and he agreed but I got my sons birth certificate in the mail and his fathers name isn’t on it but my son does have his last name, how...
  8. J

    WA Father never wanted child

    I'm recently pregnant with my ex's child. When he found out he tried to force me into an abortion and I decided against it, causing him to leave because "he wouldn't be forced into being a father". Two weeks later he has messaged me saying he misses me and wants this baby. I explained to him I...
  9. Dellamb

    ACT Ex taken my daughter despite not being on birth certificate or registration.

    So my ex and I have had quiet a horrible break up but to make matters worse off for myself he has taken all 3 Kids (2 BIO, 1 NOT) and moved them out of the A. C. T. He is NOT even on my almost 2yr olds birth certificate SO HOW CAN HE JUST BE ABLE TO REMOVE HER FROM THE A. C. T AGAINST MY...
  10. M

    NSW Fathers name on birth papers Mother withheld putting Father on Birth Certificate and contact advice

    Hi everyone I had a look before I became a member and I found it the people giving advice did have the child's best interest So I'm looking forward to hearing responses and consider them seriously. I'm a father of a 3 year old girl who I feel is the only reason why I'm still alive and feel...