Registering a birth in Tanzania

Hello everyone,

Have you had to or are you going to register a birth in Tanzania? What was the experience like?

Who is required to register the birth, and where? Can it be either the mother or father?

What documents are usually required in Tanzania?

How long does the process to register a birth take? Are there any time limits in which the registration must be completed?

Did you register the birth with your home country and how did that process compare? Will your child be able to have dual nationality?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Good Morning
Registration a birth certificates of child.

Please go on this link ( RITA)

I did registration of my child in DAR ES SALAAM - TANZANIA at Rita. ( 2007)

Please note : very important.

I am a mauritian and my wife is Tanzanian,
For registration the father must have 3 names... My name is Rishi Daby. so they dont accept 2 names.
I did add my father name in the middle like RISHI RAJCOOMAR DABY.. they acepted but the prob come  when i did passport for my child in Mauritius. I was ask to do affidavit with an attorney as my name doesnt correspond.

This is my message. … =ennzanian Citizen Living outside the country
Procedures of obtain Births Certificate for the Tanzanian Citizen Living outside the country.

First Option:
Send an application through this email Address info[at]
Attach one of the following (Clinic card, baptismal certificate, School leaving certificates [primary, Secondary]), for the confirmation of birth date, place of birth and Parents Citizenship.
Download this Form BD15 (Registration of a child above 90days ,but below 10 yrs), or Dowload Form BD15 (Registration of a Child above 10yrs). Please fill the form and submit via email address:info[at]

Second Option:
You will receive an email from RITA,with attachment of Afidavit Form, from Registrar General.
Print and fill the Afidavit Form, then attach with three (3)passport size.
Scan Afidavit Form, the send the Form via e-mail Addrees:info[at]
Thrird Option:
You will receive an email from RITA, which allow you to proceed and continuing with payment process
Payment of Births Certificate will depent on the option you choose(DHL, EMS n.k)

Certificate of Child under 10years - $14.
Certificate of Child above 10years - $20.
Clear cheque - $20.
We request you to make research of the appropriate way of Sending you Certificate is how much depending in your location,then send to us the Certificate fee and package fee.
We instist in full and complete payment.

Download Forms Available here

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