How to Re-register a Birth In Jamaica

Re-register a Birth In Jamaica By Yourself

  1. You can apply to Re-register a birth certificate by going to the Registrar General Department office in your locality. Please see the RGD contact details via this link: – RGD contacts.
  2. You can either obtain the Re-registration Application Form from the RGD Office or download it directly via this link: Re-registration Application form.
  3. Fill out the application correctly and get it certified by the Justice of the Peace official.
  4. Next, prepare all supporting documents required and attach them to the application form.
  5. To complete the application, visit the RDG office nearest you to submit it at the RDG’s services section.
  6. RGD officials will review your application. If it is accurate, you can proceed to pay the application fee. Note that express services are available at a slightly higher price than regular service.
  7. After payment of the fee, your application will be sent to the responsible authority for processing. You will receive an acknowledgment receipt with the details of your application.
  8. The RDG will issue an authority to allow the birth to be reregistered at the Local District Register (LDR/Registration Center).
  9. The LDR/the registration center will process the new birth certificates and submit them to the RGD office after the re-registration.
  10. You will need a new birth certificate. You will need to visit the RDG office, depending on the turnaround time for the re-registration request.

Required Documents For Re-register a Birth

  • Completed application form
  • Completed statutory declaration forms (father and mother).
  • Original or certified photocopy of the parents’ marriage certificate.
  • Original or certified photocopy of the birth certificates of both parents.
  • Original birth certificates for each child.
  • Valid photo identification for the father, mother, or applicant.
  • If applicable, deed poll for parents or child.
  • Receipt of payment

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Department of the Registrar GeneralTwickenham, St. Catherine
Telephone: 876-749-0550
– Contact details
– Branches contact details

Other Offices

SAVANNA–LA-MAR Regional Office
Address: 7 1/2 Lewis Street
Telephone: 955-9265 / 955-9002
Fax: 918-3522

MONTEGO BAY Regional Office
Address: 22A 1/2 Humber Avenue (Natural Mystic Plaza).
Telephone: 971-8556 – 8
Fax: 940-3836Marriage Unit: 971-7387

PORT ANTONIO Regional Office
Address: 19 West Palm Ave
Telephone: 715-5226 / 715-5273
Fax: 715-5150

SANTA CRUZ Regional Office
Address: 3 Jewel Close
Telephone: 966-9096 / 966-9970
Fax: 966-3952

MANDEVILLE Regional office
Address: Shop# G12, 24 Hargreaves Avenue
Telephone: 625-1719-21 / 625-2028-9
Fax: 625-1722

ST. ANNS BAY Regional Office
Address: 5 Windsor Road
Telephone: 794-9550-2
Fax: 794-9506

KINGSTON Regional office
Address: 40 Duke Street Kingston
Telephone: 922-0010-12 / 922-0014 / 922-0036 / 922-0018
Fax: 922-9156

PORTMORE Regional Office
Address: West Trade Way Big Buy Plaza
Shop# 1-2
Telephone: 619-1260/749-0550

MAY PEN Regional Office
Address: 10-12 Bryants Crescent, May Pen Clarendon
Telephone: 902-2938
Fax: 986-9101


These are the people who can apply for Re-Registration of Birth:

  • The record holder who is being reregistered. The person must be at minimum 18 years of age.
  • The mother or father of the child.
  • The legal guardian of the minor.
  • A power of attorney is a document that demonstrates the person’s authority to act for the child or parent.
  • Written permission granted by a parent, child, or legal guardian, signed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace, or a Notary Public.
  • An order from the Court for a person.


  • For a re-registration that takes between 4 and 6 weeks, the application fee is $ 1500
  • For re-registration within 7-10 working days, the application fee is $ 3500


  • The validity of the birth certificate is indefinite.

Documents for Use

Processing Time

  • The processing time for the application is between 4 and 6 weeks or 7 to 10 days depending on the fees.


  • If an error is found on the parent’s marriage or birth certificates of the person being reregistered, Correction of Error might be recommended.

Requirements Information

  • Information about the birth of your child.
  • Parent’s marriage details.
  • Applicant information.
  • Sibling’s details.
  • Declaration.

You will need the document

  • To verify identity and the date of birth, a birth certificate can be used.

Information that might be of assistance

Other uses for the Certificate/Document

  • When processing documents such as passports or identification documents, a birth certificate is necessary.

Links to External Resources



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