After the birth of your child, do not rush to get the birth certificate. Wait till your wife and child have been discharged from the hospital and you have had a few days’ time to finalize a name for your child, before you proceed to get the birth certificate. However, do keep in mind that the maximum period to register your child's birth is 30 days.
The hospital your baby is delivered in will issue a ‘notification of birth certificate’ in Arabic. For an English birth certificate, go to Preventive Medicine Department at Al Baraha Hospital (also known as Kuwaiti Hospital 04-2710000). Get an application form from the Birth Certificate Office. A translator will type your application at the hospital. All expatriates must get both the Arabic and English certificates attested by the Ministry of Health (at Al Baraha Hospital) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You need to provide the following documents: original and copy of parents’ passports with residence visa, copy of attested marriage certificates and discharge summary from hospital.