Processing Time and Collection
The general processing time for a birth extract application is within six working days.
You will receive a digital birth extract if a digital birth certificate was earlier issued in respect of the birth record. Otherwise, you will receive the extract in hardcopy by registered mail.
For hardcopy extracts, the processing time excludes postal delivery time: Local postal delivery time generally takes two to three days and international postal delivery time is dependent on the foreign postal service. If you wish to collect the extract
at ICA Building, you may indicate the request under the section “For comments or elaborate reason for application” during the application.
For a search application, the processing time is within three (3) weeks. Depending on the period of search, some applications may take longer to process. If the search is successful, you will be informed via email to apply for the birth extract.