Registering a birth abroad
Parents must acquire a birth certificate for the newborn and take it to the nearest UAE embassy. These babies need birth certificate from the country of their birth before they can get a birth certificate from the UAE. Parents must apply for birth certificate within 30 days of the birth of the baby.
The embassy will arrange for a return document or passport for the newborn. After the baby arrives in the UAE, his name can be added to the family book.
If an expatriate resident has a baby in his/her home country or a foreign country, he/she must acquire a birth certificate and apply for passport to the relevant authority or embassy of their home country in that country. The parents must then apply for a visa at the UAE embassy abroad for the child to be able to enter the UAE legally.
Read about birth certificate and residence visa for newborn expatriates.
Registering a death abroad
In the unfortunate event of death abroad, UAE citizens and residents must obtain a death certificate and contact their embassy in that country for further procedures.
In the case of a death of a UAE national, the UAE embassy in the country where death occurred would attest the death certificate issued abroad and arrange for transporting the body to the UAE. If the death certificate is in a language other than Arabic, such certificate should be translated legally into Arabic and then be attested by the embassy.
When the deceased arrives in the UAE, the mortuary section will handle further procedures such as embalming, burial etc.