Answer: The office issues an application or requirement form in a format covering your
These application form addresses what is required of the applicant in acquiring 5yrs and above certificate.
Note: Late registration is registered from the originating district of birth.
Answer: Depending on whether it is a new application or an old certificate. The duration for a new application is 4-6weeks. Converting an old certificate to a certified copy takes 10 working days
Answer: The legal fees on infant application attracts no cost, searches (old copies) cost Gh10.00 and late application attracts a penalty of GH20.00.
Answer: This procedure involves a search on our system to check whether you had one and if it shows on our system as found, a copy is printed and submitted to the vault department to conduct their investigation and certifying that all the details on the copy has been rightfully entered in the register before we can retrieve a signed copy for you. This ensures the authenticity of the birth certificated issued out.
Answer: Where the applicant holds an old certificate and wants to replace it with a certified copy. The particular search only searches the record for 5ghs. The print out of particular searches attracts extra 5ghs. This makes the sum total for this service 10ghs. Certified copies and particular searches are obtained at the head office.
Answer: Where the applicant wants to make changes on his infant or first birth certificate, Changes are done once on a birth certificate. Applicants are not allowed to alter their year of birth.
Answer: Where the applicant wants to make changes on his/her new Birth Certificate. Applicant must add affidavits from commissioner for oaths which specifies the changes to be made and also attached the old certificate.
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To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
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Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
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We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
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