Fines for late registration scrapped
KRG health ministry updates new birth certificate processes
ERBIL – The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Health has announced updates to the birth certificate issuance protocols within the region, removing the financial penalty for late registration.
Instead, families who miss the registration deadline will now be required to go through a court process.
Dr. Sirwan Mohammed, director of Garmiyan Health, explained to 964media, “Previously, there was a 1000 dinar fine for late birth certificate registration.”
Under the new guidelines, parents must register their newborns at public and private hospitals within 15 days to avoid legal proceedings.
For children born in urban areas but outside hospital settings, parents have up to 30 days for registration. For those born in rural areas or away from medical facilities, the deadline extends to 45 days.
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