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RITA Frequent Questions Asked About Certificates

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RITA Frequent Questions Asked About Birth Certificate

BIRTHS AND DEALTHS – FAQs

  • I am a Tanzanian born abroad; can I obtain a birth certificate from your office?
    • Tanzanian born abroad cannot obtain birth certificate in Tanzania in Tanzania Mainland. The law governing births and deaths registration does not allow to register birth events that occurred abroad. See Here procedures
  • My birth certificate has the names I was given after birth, and my other documents have got different names, how can I go about addressing the problem?
    • The law allows to change names within two years after registration of birth.Alternatively, change of name can be effected through registration of Deed Poll CAP.117
  • I was born many years ago at home; can i obtain my birth certificate?
    • Yes. Birth Certificate can be obtained through application for late registration by filling Form B3 Note: This should not go beyond April, 1921
  • My father died many years ago, I need the Death certificate, how can I obtain it?
    • The procedure to obtain a death certificate is to register a death event first by filling application Fo8rm D3
  • What is the procedure for obtaining a copy of a birth certificateafter it getslost?
    • Provide relevant particulars:
    • Child’s name
    • Father’s name
    • Mother’s name
    • Place of Birth
    • Relevant dates of birth and registration
    • Date of issue if possible
    • A copy of such certificate if any
    • Appropriate fee of Tshs 3500/=
  • Who is responsible for registering deaths?
    • The responsible person for registration of death is as follows:- Doctor, A nearest relative of such person who was present at death.
    • A person in attendance during during his/her last illness
    • The occupier of the house
    • Inmate of the house
    • Any other person taking charge of burying such person
  • My child was born in MWANZA; can I obtain a birth certificate for him/her in Dar-es-salaam?
    • You can obtain a birth certificate of a child born in Mwanza only if such birth was first registered in Mwanza.Note: Otherwise, the birth certificate must be obtained in Mwanza.
  • Can errors made during processing of the certificates be corrected?
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◇Correction of errors is done upon request.

◇The applicant must submit supporting document ie copies of identity cards or certificates if for proof.

◇Appropriate fee shs 6500/=

RITA Frequent Questions Asked About Certificates

MARRIAGE & DIVORCE – FAQ’s

  1. How can I get copy of marriage certificate if the original one is lost?
    • All marriages celebrated in Tanzania mainland are registered with the registration with the registrar general of marriages and divorce. All District Registrars and ministers of religion are required by law to send returns of all marriages officiated by them at the end of every calendar month. It is from this return that the registrar general maintains a register of marriages.
    • If the original marriage certificate is lost you can obtain a copy of an entry in the marriage registrar kept by the registrar general.

RITA Frequent Questions Asked About Birth Certificate

How to proceed;

  • Present your request RITA offices indicating names of the parties to the marriages, of marriage place, of marriage (district) indirect also whether it was a civil or religious marriage.
  • Pay appropriate fee which currently is TSH 30000/=constituted as follows:
    -TSH 10000/= search fee.
    -TSH 20000/=certificate fee.
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