Certified copies will not expire – Registrar General

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There is no validation period for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates issued by the Registrar General’s Department, the Registrar General’s Department announced in a statement.

The Department pointing out that the requests for certified copies of those certificates have increased in recent times, claiming that the copies of those certificates are valid for only six months.

In response to these requests, the Department said that there is no such validation period for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates issued and this has been conveyed to the Education and Foreign Ministries, and the Departments of Immigration and Emigration, and the Department of Registration of Persons. The Registrar General’s Department further said, a request can only be made to make corrections or amendments to birth, death, and marriage certificates issued by the Department.