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Birth Registration

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Q1: I heard that there are new procedures for birth registration, what are they?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees
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The new procedures are:

  1. Since September 2017, Syrian parents no longer need to have legal stay to register the birth of their children with the Foreigner’s Registry. For more information on this please see Q7.
  2. Normally, the birth of children born in Lebanon has to be registered with the Nofous within one year or the parents have to go to the Court to register the birth. Since March 2018, Syrian parents with children born in Lebanon between 1st January 2011 and 9th February 2019 who have missed this one-year deadline can now register the birth of their children without going to court. For more information on how the birth of these children can be registered, see Q3.

Please note that children who are born after 8th of February 2018 still need to have their birth registered within one year otherwise parents will only be able to register the birth of their children through a lengthy and expensive court procedure.

Locations: National
Q2: Will UNHCR help me with this process?
Applies to: Registered Syrian Refugees
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UNHCR and its partners may provide you with further counselling and assistance. Please contact the below numbers to obtain more information.

Locations: National