Registration of Birth Registration of Birth

Registration of Birth

There is no need to take an appointment. Applicants could visit The Consulate on any working day between 10.00AM -12:30PM. The service will be on first come first serve basis.
The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
The Consulate does not attest any document issued by authorities in India. If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, diplomas, marriage certificate and educational certificates issued by authorities in India ) are required to be presented to authorities in USA, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the website "Legalization of Document" athttp://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm bullet


Applying In Person:

It is mandatory to apply for Indian passport of the Child along with registration of birth. The registration of birth must be done at the Indian Consulate within one year of Child's birth.

Supporting Documents:
Carry originals of all thesupportingdocuments to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application). In case you are not able to present the original documents at the counter bring notarized copy of documents being attached to the application. Ensure that notarized copy is legible, otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original. However, the passport and the document (which is to be attested) should be presented in original.

Fee:
A non-refundable fee of $ 25 (twenty five) per registration.

Each applicant for Miscellaneous Services has to give a separate Cash, money order/cashier’s checkof US $2 (two) drawn in favour of 'Consulate General of India (ICWF)' for Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. October 01, 2012
If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, send a traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX etc.) .

Fees should be paid throughMoney orderorCashiers' chequedrawn in favor of the 'Consulate General of India, Atlanta.’ Cash is accepted only if applying in person. Personal cheques, debit cards, credit cards or other banking instruments arenotaccepted.

Applying by mail:
It ismandatoryto apply for Indian passport of the Child along with registration of birth. The registration of birth must be done at the Indian Consulate within one year of Child's birth.

Applying by Mail:

Mailing Address:
Consulate General of India, Atlanta
5549 Glenridge Drive NE

Atlanta GA -30342


Supporting Documents:
Photocopy of all
supporting documents shouldbe notarizedand attached to the application. Do not send any original documents except thePASSPORTand thedocumentto be attested.

Fee:
A non-refundable fee of $25 (twenty five) per registration.Each applicant for Miscellaneous Services has to give a separate Cash, money order/cashier’s checkof US $2 (two) drawn in favour of 'Consulate General of India (ICWF)' for Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF) w.e.f. October 01, 2012
If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, send a trackable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX etc.) .

Fees should be paid throughMoney orderorCashiers' chequedrawn in favor of the 'Consulate General of India, Atlanta.’ Personal cheques, debit cards, credit cards or other banking instruments arenotaccepted.

How to Apply:

Miscellaneous Services Form - Download and complete the Application form.bulletAttach the following documents with the application form:
Current Indian passports of both parents. In original and photocopy of the first five pages and last two pages of the current passports.

Proof of US Visa Status of both parents:(copy of any one of the following)
Photocopy of the page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and the copy of I-94
Clear Photocopy of Green Card
Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit)
I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval copy of these notices are pending, also attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being taken to regularize status)

Proof of current US residence address for any parent: (copy of any one of the following)

U.S Driving license.
PG&E, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant's address
House Lease Agreement
State Identification Card
Note:Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof
Original Birth Certificate of the childalong with a photocopy.

Notarizeddeclarationof both parents that they have not taken any other nationality for the child.

In case the Consulate receives applications with incomplete documentation, the same will be sent back unprocessed in the return envelope sent by the applicant.
Processing Time:

Applying in person:

Same day

Applying by mail:

45 (forty five) business days excluding the time taken in mail.