Bangladesh Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Birth and death certificates are issued by the local registrar offices. Marriage certificates are issued by the appropriate marriage registrar office.[1]

Send your requests to:

Registrar
(Town), Bangladesh

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

"there are two types of marriage in Bangladesh: religious marriage, which takes place under religious laws specific to each religious community (Hindu, Muslim and Christian), and civil marriage, which is sanctioned by the Civil Marriage Act, 1872....Although they have a religious basis, marriages in Bangladesh are essentially contracts and are regulated by legislation, especially registration of marriages and divorces,..." See also Muslim Marriages and Divorces (Registration) Act, 1974, and the Muslim Marriages and Divorces (Rules), 1975."[2]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Since most births and deaths occur at home, few are registered.[3]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas Jay Kemp, International Vital Records Handbook, 7th ed., (Baltmore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., c2017), p. 456.
  2. Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bangladesh: The role of the Kazi (Kadi, Qadi, Qazi; Islamic judge) in Muslim marriage, 17 April 2000, BGD34022.E, available at: https://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad4424.html [accessed 15 August 2020].
  3. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, v. 97 (9), Improving coverage of civil registration and vital statistics, Bangladesh, published online July 23, 2019.