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What is a long form birth certificate and why is it required?

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A long form birth certificate provides more information than a normal birth certificate (short form) in terms of the parental information of the applicant such as parent’s names, address, signatures of those present at birth etc. A long-form birth certificate is required when you

  • are adopting a child abroad
  • apply for dual citizenship
  • move to another country
  • become an executor of a foreign estate