I recently gave birth to my first baby here in Kuala Lumpur, and we have just gone thru the process of registering our child, which I thought, might be of help if I share it here. So, here it goes.
We have gain information on how to register our new born through the help of our local colleagues and some Filipino friends. This is my way of sharing to other moms what they have shared to me.
Take note that Birth Registration shall be made within the next 14 days after you give birth. From the hospital where you gave birth, a form Daftar Kelahiran (registration of birth) will be provided to you by the hospital. Just fill in all information needed. Note that the form is in Bahasa Melayu. In the hospital where I gave birth they don’t have English translation form, I don’t know with the other hospital in Malaysia if they provide English translation form. In our case, we have asked our local colleagues to do the translation, there are also online translation resources which maybe a good help.
Next step would be, to submit the form to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara Malaysia (National Registration Department Malaysia). Submit the Daftar Kelahiran Form together with Borang Pengesahan Kelahiran (Birth Confirmation Form) given by the hospital, your maternity card/book record, the child health record book and the passport of both parents. Registration process will be carried on and on the same day, you can instantly have your child birth certificate without paying anything. That’s how easy and quick birth registration in Malaysia is. For extra copies of birth certificate, you have to pay 5RM for each copy.
A child born in Malaysia to foreign parents is not eligible for a Malaysian citizenship. So, we still have to submit a report of birth to the Philippine Embassy. You can download the Report of Birth form at the Philippine Embassy Website. Prepare four sets of the following: Report of birth form, Child Birth Certificate issued by JPN-Malaysia duly authenticated by the Malaysian Embassy-Consular Department, Marriage certificate, and Passport of both parents. Submit the documents at the consular department and pay 96.25RM. A copy of the report of birth signed & sealed by the Philippine Embassy will be given to you. With in the next 3 months, you can get your child birth certificate at the National Statistics Office in Manila.