Residentials - Birth and Death Certificate
Any child born in Mauritius must be registered within 45 days following birth, with the Civil Status Office in the district where the birth has taken place or the Civil Status Office in the district where parents of the newborn baby reside.
If a birth is not recorded within the prescribed delay of 45 days, the Registrar of the Civil Status can authorize the registration on production of a certificate attesting the date and the birthplace.
If after three months, a birth is still not registered, the parents must seek an order from the district magistrate where the birth has taken place. In such cases, the Registrar of the Civil Status is not authorized to register the child.
The presence of two witnesses is no longer necessary.
Who can register?
• The father or mother if the latter are married (civil marriage)
• If it is not a civil marriage, and if they both want to register the baby, both must be present at the time of registration and sign the register of birth. If only one parent is present, the child will bear his/her surname.
(i) Marriage certificate and birth certificates of the parents in case of civil marriage
(ii) Birth certificates of the parents (where it is not a civil marriage)
(iii) Attestation provided by the institution where the birth took place
(iv) Identity cards of the parents
Any death occurring in Mauritius must be registered within 24 hours at the Civil Status office in the district where the death occurred or where the deceased resided before his death. One person is enough for the registration.
• Birth/marriage certificate or national identity card of the deceased
• Medical certificate testifying the cause of death
• National identity card of the declaring person
A burial/incineration permit will be delivered by the Office after recording of the death.
Recording after burial or incineration of the body
If the body has been buried or incinerated without the death being recorded at the Civil Status office, an order from the magistrate must be produced to allow the recording.
Death notification (nonworking days)
On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the offices mentioned below are open from 9.00 to noon for death registration only:
Port Louis - Ground Floor, E. Anquetil Bldg. - Ph: 201 2803
Pamplemousses - Social Security Building - Ph: 243 3577
Rivière du Rempart - Rue Maurel - Ph: 412 8393
Flacq - Dhowtal Building, La Source, Flacq - Ph: 413 2126
Moka - Royal Road, One Way Street, St. Pierre - Ph: 433 2360
Black River - Royal Road, Bambous, in front ot State Bank -Ph: 452 0877
Savanne - Mohit Building, Royal Rd, Souillac - Ph: 625 5596
Grand Port - N.P.F Building, Mahebourg - Ph: 631 2244
Plaines Wilhems - (i) 1F, NPF Building, Rose Hill - Ph: 464 6623 (ii) Rémono St., Curepipe - Ph: 698 4488
In case of urgency, e.g after a fatal accident where a fast burial is required, i.e. before the 24 hour deadline as prescribed by law, the services of a Civil Status officer can be obtained between 12 noon - 17.00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Central Civil Status Office: Tel: 201 1727