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Having a baby in the UAE

Kipp’s reveals the long legal and medical road to motherhood in the UAE.

January 26, 2009 3:55 by

Getting a birth certificate

Once your baby is born, the hospital must present you with a Notification of Birth document that you’ll need to get the birth certificate. Once you get the document, you’ll need to do the following:

1. Go to Al Baraha Birth Certificate Office at Al Baraha Hospital with passports/residence visas belonging to both you and your partner, and most importantly, bring your marriage certificate;

2. For AED50, you get an Arabic birth certificate. You can have the certificate translated into English for additional fee of AED50;

3. You’ll then need to go to the Ministry of Health department to get the certificate attested. You’ll have to pay AED10 for the attestation;

4. The last and final step is to get the birth certificate attested (again) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Kay on January 27, 2009 8:29 am

    Having a baby is a time of joy but there is no joy having a baby in the UAE.
    You spend too much time traveling and less time with your child. No one wants to leave their child while working these hours as someone else basically looks after and teaches your child their ways.

    Only woman who are not working will benefit from having a child in the UAE, this is not a place to bring up children

     
  2. Angel on January 28, 2009 6:43 am

    What has this got to do with having a baby in the uae “Most cases of unwed expecting mothers reported in UAE are of women from the sub continent”. Must this appear here?

     
  3. Tessa on January 28, 2009 1:03 pm

    I would like to advise people who see the costs of provate hospitals as prohbitive if yuo do not have insurance to try Al Wasl. The facility, staff, service & experience were excellent and the cost a fraction of the private hospitals.

     
  4. Alex on January 29, 2009 7:16 am

    Your article fails to mention one crucial piece of information – only Al Wasl Hospital and Dubai Hospital will accept babies born before 34 weeks and to be accepted you must preregister before you are 4 months pregnant. If not, they will not accept you and will let your baby die on the street and there are countless accounts of this actually occuring.

     
  5. Dubai Travel on February 24, 2009 11:56 pm

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds also, Thanks.

     

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