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Apply for Late Registration of Birth Certificate Online

Apply for Late Registration of Birth Certificate Online

Are you living abroad with the motto of resettling in India? It’s essential to register your ward’s birth here. Any non-resident having an Indian passport can do so. The couple can record their child’s birth wherever they are in a fix to settle again. The Citizenship Act 1955 and Citizens (Registration at Indian Consulates) Rules, 1956 have clear directions for them.

However, the Indian constitution instructs for registering the child’s birth within 21 days of the birth. But this guideline is blueprinted for the natives. The non-resident diaspora has 60 days to get it done. Anyhow, if one fails to get it done, his/her birth would be categorized as a late birth under the provision of 13(2) and (3) of the RBD Act (Registration of Birth and Death).

This blog is a guide to refer for registering their ward’s name without any friction. Follow the straight answer to the commonest queries that may intercept you.

Birth Registration at Indian Consulate from Abroad:

The government has provisioned to record the birth of an NRI or PIO child in Indian consulate in the foreign country.  They can get registered and download the respective form from its website to apply for the delayed birth registration online.

Obtain Birth Certificate from:

If the non-residents would like to settle first and then apply, they can obtain the same from the respective authority in these regions:

In Urban India: Urban regions have a separate entity to issue the birth certificate. These are:

  • Municipal Corporation (also known as MC)
  • Hospitals (The District Hospital, Referral Hospital or other Government Hospitals also have a right to issue it)

In Rural India: Only a few regions of the rural India have formal centers to register and issue the birth certificate. These are:

  • Panchayat
  • Hospitals/ Dispensaries
  • Schools
  • Police Department
  • Circle office

Register a birth with:  

As aforementioned, the certificate of the birth is issued by the separate authorities. This birth proof is globally acceptable provided it has the signature of the Registrar or Sub Registrar. Each state has different authorities. It segregation is as follows:

Indian States & UTs Birth Certificate-Issuing Authorities
Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Bihar Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Chhattisgarh CEO Janpad Panchayat
Goa Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Gujarat Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Jharkhand Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Kerala Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Madhya Pradesh CEO Janpad Panchayat
Maharashtra Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Rajasthan Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Tripura Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Telangana Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Uttarakhand Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
West Bengal Sub Registrar
Daman  & Diu Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Dadar & Nagar Haveli Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Puducherry Panchayat Secretaries/Karmi/Gram Sewak/Gram Vikasadhikari
Assam Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Haryana Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Meghalaya Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Orissa Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Punjab Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Sikkim Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Manipur (Partly) Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Andaman & Nicobar Island Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Chandigarh UT Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Delhi Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Lakshadweep Medical Officer In-Charge or Equivalent
Karnataka Village Accountants/Village Administrative Officers
Tamil Nadu Village Accountants/Village Administrative Officers
Jammu & Kashmir SHO/Police Officials
Mizoram Primary Teacher/Head Teacher  Primary School
Nagaland Primary Teacher/Head Teacher  Primary School
Arunachal Pradesh Circle Officer/Village Level Worker

 

 How long does it take to process the birth registration application?

Usually, it takes around 15 days to a month to deliver it. If the NRI applies for it within 60 days of the birth, it would be varied as per country, for instance Indian embassy in San Francisco charges $25+$3.

In all, the processing time and fee structure to obtain it would depend on various consuls.

How to apply for late registration of birth certificate online?

If you’re willing to get it online, you need to go to the website of some reliable outsourcers, like Services2 NRI.  You need not hammer your head while searching the correct online address and puzzling process. They would get you out of the unwanted troubles. More or less, the process of outsourcing for the delayed birth certificate in India will be same, as

  1. Online Registration:   
  • Get yourself registered with the website.
  • Sign up with your name and valid details.
  • Set a password.
  • Authenticate your email address.
  1. Send Your Query:
  • Login again.
  • Send your query as “application for the delayed birth certificate”.
  • Or, you can communicate through the Live-Chat.

The non-residents with an Indian passport can apply with the valid details & proofs, as of name, address, and parents’ details along with the ward’s birth proof.  The registration application for the birth ought to be done within 60 days of the birth (as stated above). But if it is delayed, it can be issued with late fee.
If you too have any query, Services 2 NRI can help you with wise suggestions. 

Tips for Property Management Services in Chennai for NRIs

Tips for Property Management Services in Chennai for NRIs

Can you ever take a sound nap forgetting your Indian property while being on-ground in the US?  It’s really hard to do so. You’ve acquired not only the value of your hard-earned but the emotional currency as well. You can’t look on the bright side only. The flip side also exists that spotlights the challenges.

Challenges:

  1. Missing link between foreign country and India for NRIs:

Let’s say, you’re in a fix to manage your property in Chennai while living in the USA. You’ll be broke since you’d need to make ISD calls frequently. Taking a sigh of relief would be a blue moon. You’ve to resign your sleep and also, the rest.

What if your account is locked for the want of documentation?

Would you able to make transaction if your credit card is no more active?

Isn’t it a situation between the devil and the deep sea?

Solution: You can deal with all such problems with the help of the best and reliable NRI property management services in Chennai (or, wherever your asset is). Search out the one by the B2C model that can:

  • Provide the preventive maintenance. It would help in increasing the value of your asset. Quarterly maintenance of the property keeps it value intact. Thereby, the owner gets a rewarding profit on its sale.
  • Ensure higher quality of tenants. The indecent tenants can slap an enormous amount over the owner for undoing wears and tears. And, if they would be delinquent, the rental money may touch and go.
  • Follow stringent process of the rent collection. Monthly rental income is a plus for NRIs unless it is credited punctually as per a rental agreement. Otherwise, pulling out accumulated money is a hard nut to crack.
  • Quarterly visits. Regular inspection scans any damage before it goes irreversible. Therefore, the possibility of any delinquencies of the tenants in the premises can be eliminated.
  1. Blind to market rules:

A happy event of buying a property with the perspective of rental income can result in nail-biting experience. Someone is always needed to take care of it. Otherwise, land mafia and encroachers tend to glue their bird view over the unnoticed piece of land. However, the NRIs are disallowed to invest in a plantation or agricultural land or a farm house. On the flip side, they can invest in any residential property. In it, they must have enough knowledge of the Indian real-estate market. They must look into these market solutions prior:

Solution:

  • Regulatory Act: This Act states the very fact that is mentioned above. Any non-resident can invest in the Indian property, except the agricultural land, plantation property or a farm house. This is subtly mentioned under FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act).
  • Types of property to invest: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has showered its mercy by allowing the sale and purchase of the property to the NRIs or PIOs. They can do such trading under the strict provision of no trading of any field, plantation area or the farmhouse. But if any of these comes to the foreign native (who has Indian passport) in inheritance or as a gift, he/she can trade it off.
  • Financial transactions and funding: The purchase of the property for the NRIs and PIOs requires the deal in Indian currency. For this purpose, the individual must have an NRO/NRE account in any authorized Indian bank. Even, post-dated cheque can also be issued for the payment.

Given that they should have at least 20% of the value of the property of their own, they can borrow for a maximum 80% funding. This trading can beat their brain out if any of the documentation work is pending or deferred or undone. It can be any due bill, due certificates from the seller and inherited/gifted property idea. So, going to such trade after verifying all papers with a certified lawyer would be a wise idea.

  • POA: Investment in an under-construction property requires empowering the power of attorney (POA) to the best property management company/ constructor/ builder/ dealer. Rather than showing bling faith to the dealer, verify it with a certified lawyer.
  • Tax Benefits: The Indian government avails a number of tax benefits to the investing NRIs. Thereby, the investor can figure out funds’ retrieval. Under Section 80 C of the Income Tax, 1961, it is stated that the NRIs can claim for tax deduction worth 1 lakh.

Selling it within a short interval of 3 years of the purchase is considered as a short term capital gain. It’s taxable. But if it is sold after 3 years, it would be termed as a long term capital gain. The investor, then, becomes eligible to enjoy tax leverages.

Applying for Passport This Christmas? Birth Certificate Not Required

Applying for Passport This Christmas? Birth Certificate Not Required

The passport rule carved in 1980 states that the Indian born on or after 26/01/1989 had to have a birth certificate (BC) from the Municipal Corporation (MC).  This was the provision before July 2017. This rule of immigration was amended.

If you’re likely to apply for the Indian passport on this Christmas, you’d need a host of any of these documents:

  • Aadhaar Card or PAN card (if you’re born before 26/01.1989)
  • Transfer documents issued by school
  • School Leaving Certificate issued by school
  • Matriculation Certificate issued by the educational board

(These three documents contain the date of birth of the applicant. So, the passport authority accepts any of them as an alternative of the birth certificate)

  • LIC policy bonds
  • Driving Licence
  • Voter ID Card

Documents no longer required:

  • Divorce Decree (if you’re divorced)
  • Adoption Certificate (if you’re adopted)
  • Birth certificate (if you’re born before 1989)

Passport Authority Accepts BC Issued By MC:

It’s noteworthy that the passport authority requires birth proof. If you’re annexing the Municipal Corporation drawn birth proof, it would be acceptable. Otherwise, it rejects the same if issued from the hospital or any other authority.

If you’re an NRI (Non-resident of India), you would be equally eligible for getting Aadhaar Card as any other locale. As aforementioned, it would be acceptable. Therefore, you can take it as a good alternative document to apply for the passport from abroad.

If you’ve any suspicion over this amendment, go through the Aadhaar Act 2016. It goes that an NRI who lived here for the duration 182 days or a year immediately prior to the date of application, can apply for Aadhaar. Otherwise, they will not be eligible for this card. Then, such applicants have to apply for the birth certificate in India from MC.

The Aadhaar number is a unique identification code of 12-alphanumeric digits. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) holds end to end responsibility of issuing the unique identification number. The applicant can apply either online or offline.

He/she needs to follow these steps to get it:

  1. Click and visit this website: uidai.gov.in
  2. Fill the form online.
  3. Download and save.
  4. Take its print out.
  5. Check the nearest enrolment center.
  6. Fix the date of appointment for the in-person visit.
  7. Visit the center along with these documents:
  • Resident proof
  • Birth certificate
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card Application form

You would be ready to scan your fingerprints and iris. The official at the UIDAI would ask for the biometric details. Once your application would be verified, the enrollment would be done. The official will deliver an acknowledgement slip. This slip would have scripted enrollment number. Subsequently, you can track its status online by inputting that enrollment number.

What Do You Need To Require for Opening NRO Account?

What Do You Need To Require for Opening NRO Account?

If you’re going to the foreign country, check your bank status.

Have you changed it?   

Do you know the overall changes that you require to do with your bank account books?

First, you should know about the NRO account. It stands for the Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) Rupee A/c. It is a necessity to close any kind of saving, current or fixed account. But you need to have an account called the NRO a/c. Rather than closing an old account, you should change it into this one.

What’s an NRO A/c?

The Indian government orders banks to facilitate a saving account to NRIs. It lets the PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) and OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India) to do banking through the NRO banking channel. Being a saving account, the immigrant Indians can stockpile their income via, let’s say, rent, dividends, pension from abroad and so on. It offers convenience in managing and keeping your money safe. Several banks, like HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and much more, open this non-resident ordinary rupee account. However, the terms and conditions vary from bank to bank.        

Apart from the remittances between India and foreign, it allows local payment. Unlike an NRE or Non-Resident External Rupees account, you can keep the deposit safe in Indian currency.

Here is the list of ‘what-to-do’ before taking adieu from the home country:

  1. Change the Status:

As stated above, this NRO account ensures smooth, seamless and legible transactions. The Indian diaspora in any country can manage deposits and investment in India through it. You must know that the banks remit foreign currency. If you have a joint account, it’s well and good. Many banks allow you to have it as per RBI rules. But the joint account holder should be an Indian. Even, repatriation is permissible for such a/c holders. Make the mindset that such account permits certain repatriation not a full annual amount.

  1. What Documents are Required:

For opening it, you must provide your valid non-resident proof. That document can be a tax return file, or any other income proof. It’s so because the tax laws enforce scripting NRI status on the document. The RBI strictly bars the non-residents from keeping any residential bank a/c.

  1. Proof of Residence & Status:

Being an NRI, you’ve to provide some documented proof. This is how the conversion process of resident account into non-resident account initiates. Catch on the list of the proofs that you can submit:

  • Identity proof, like Ration Card, PAN Card, Voter ID etc.
  • NRI status proof, like appointment letter of foreign employer or student visa
  • Proof of foreign address
  • Two photographs
  1. Proof of Indian Residency:

What would you show to prove that you’re a non-resident?

As I dropped a clue in the second point of the former section, it can be any letter of foreign employment. If you’re going for studying in abroad, a student visa can be that proof. And if you’re a spouse of the NRI, the dependent visa status can do the trick. Besides these, a photocopy of the resident permit offshore can help you to prove the changed status.

All aforementioned documents should be notarized. Subsequently, the applicant needs to go to the attestation service in India as well to authenticate the evidences. This is why the bank authority accepts all these documented evidence.

  1. Attestation:

When you apply for the visa or passport, every document requires document. It’s already stated that the applicant has to provide the Indian as well as foreign resident proof. When you come with these document proofs, they require to be attested.