How to Apply for a Newborn’s Birth Certificate via Absher

By Mohammed Ameen

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Expatriate's Guide: Birth Certificate Application via Absher

How to Apply for Your Newborn’s Birth Certificate Online in Saudi Arabia

Becoming a parent is an exciting and challenging journey, especially when you are living abroad. One crucial administrative task you need to complete when your child is born is obtaining their birth certificate. This important document is not just a piece of paper; it’s your child’s first legal recognition of existence plus a mandatory document to obtain a iqama for your newborn.

The good news is, for expatriates living in Saudi Arabia, this process has been made a lot easier thanks to the electronic services of the Ministry of Interior’s platform, Absher. Here, you can register the birth of your newborn and apply for their birth certificate online. This article will walk you through this process step-by-step.

Step 1: Access the Absher Website

Start by visiting the Absher website at This is the main platform where the Ministry of Interior provides a variety of online services. Please ensure you are on the official website to prevent any scams or phishing attempts.

Step 2: Log into Your Absher Account

Log in using your Absher account details. If you are not already registered, you will need to create an account first. Absher’s system is designed to protect your data, so it requires a unique username and password. Make sure you keep these details safe and secure.

Step 3: Navigate to the “My Services” Tab

Once you are logged in, navigate to the “My Services” tab. This is where you can access a variety of services including personal, vehicle, traffic, and many others. For the purpose of registering a birth, you need to select “Services“.

Step 4: Select “Civil Affairs”

In the services menu, you will find several options. Look for and select “Civil Affairs“. This section is dedicated to services related to personal documents such as birth certificates, ID cards, and passports.

Step 5: Click on the “Birth Registration” Service

Within the “Civil Affairs” category, find and click on the “Birth Registration” service. This will guide you to the online birth registration application form.

Step 6: Complete the Birth Registration Process

Follow the prompts to fill out the birth registration application form. Be sure to provide accurate information as this will reflect on the birth certificate. After verifying the details you’ve entered, go ahead and submit the form.

Once you have completed and submitted the application, the birth certificate will be delivered to your registered address.


The Absher platform has revolutionized the way expatriates in Saudi Arabia can access administrative services, including the registration of a newborn’s birth and application for a birth certificate. This electronic service not only makes the process faster and easier, but it also eliminates the need for physical visits to government offices. So, embrace this digital convenience and focus more on your newborn’s needs and your journey as a new parent. Congratulations and welcome to parenthood!

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