Procedures for Obtaining Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

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Registration of birth is compulsory. Birth Certificates are available to any applicant born on or after January 1, 1973 and can be obtained by the applicant applying to:

Registrar General of Births, Deaths & Marriages
P O Box 32311
Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +260 211 236427 or +260 211 221128

If a Birth Certificate was not issued at birth, but a Hospital Record of Birth or Baptismal Certificate was obtained, an Affidavit must be prepared by a member of the applicant’s family having knowledge of the birth.

The Affidavit must be sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths. The Hospital or Baptismal Certificate must be attached to the Affidavit, and submitted to the Registrar General requesting issuance of a late Birth Certificate.

Fee
US $150 plus postage

Procedures for Obtaining Death Certificates
Available. See Birth Certificate

Procedures for Obtaining Marriage Certificates
Available. See Birth Certificate

Procedures for Obtaining Divorce Certificates
Available. Obtainable from one of the following addresses, depending on the section of Zambia in which the divorce took place:

Registrar of High Court
P.O. Box 50067
Lusaka, Zambia

Registrar of High Court
P.O. Box 70004
Ndola, Zambia

Registrar of High Court
P.O. Box 60110
Livingstone, Zambia