Let us Look on How to insert father’s name on Birth Certificate. This is a service provided to parents who marry after the birth of their child and they want the name of the father inserted in the register of birth. To do this, the both parents need to fill application for re-registration form and sworn jointly by them. Both parents must be physically present when applying for re-registration.
Requirements to insert father’s name on Birth Certificate
- Parents Identification cards/ entry permit/ passport
- Birth certificates without the father’s name
- Marriage certificate/ joint affidavit by both parents (LO2)
Persons who qualify for this service include:
Parents who marry after birth of a child
||Birth certificate with amendments on either parents or child’s names- Ksh 100
New birth certificate with amendments on the fathers names- Ksh 100
Potential benefits of listing the name of your child’s father on their birth certificate.
Choosing to list your child’s father on their birth certificate forever legally binds your child to their biological father. This official acknowledgment will likely be meaningful to both father and child. If you intend (or hope) the father will be involved in your child’s life, putting them down as the father usually makes sense.
Once a father is listed on the birth certificate, they become legally responsible for the child. If you intend to request child support from the father, getting them on the birth certificate is an important first step, as it establishes them as the father.
Health Insurance Coverage
Additionally, adding the father on a child’s birth certificate can facilitate enrolling the child on the father’s health insurance plan if that is your intent.
Another reason to list the father on the birth certificate is that this documentation will allow your child to receive death benefits, such as Social Security or a continuation of child support, in the event of the father’s death. If the father is not on the child’s birth certificate, paternity would need to be proved in another way.
Office Locations & Contacts
Department of Civil Registration
Address: Hass Plaza 4th Floor, Lower Hill Road,
P.O Box 49179- 00100 Nairobi
Safaricom Line: 0709 932 300
Telkom Line: 020 6632 300
E-Citizen civil registration service application portal: Website
Address: Lonrho House,15th Floor,
Standard Street Nairobi
P.O. Box 47716-00100, Nairobi
Phone: +254(020) 6900020
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