Commemorative Birth Certificates are a popular choice for families who want to welcome a special new visitor to their home. A refreshed range at the new size of 279mm x 355mm, brings back ‘Fauna’, ‘Feet’ and ‘Handprint’ (Pink & Blue) designs. New to the range are two indigenous themed certificates, ‘Spirit Baby’ and ‘Be Blessed’. Both are designed by Aboriginal artists.
Commemorative Certificates are purchased as a $77 package that includes a Standard Birth Certificate (valued at $53) that can be used for official purposes. With each package, additional Commemorative Certificates can be purchased for $24 each. To apply for a Commemorative Certificate Package, complete the Application for a Birth Certificate form. This can be used by anyone born in NSW over 6 months of age.
Parents of newborns will find a special birth certificate application attached to their "Birth Registration Statement" supplied by the hospital, or midwife. This needs to be completed and mailed to the Registry within 60 days of the birth. Each parent is now required to produce three identity documents to register the birth and apply for certificates.
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