Chad Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

The country lacks centralized archives of civil registration information. As a result, civil registration records are scattered across the country in thousands of bureaus.[1]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Civil registration in Chad dates back to 1961. In 2002, Chad created a national ID database with birth information.[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Only about 15.7% of babies are registered within 30 days of their births.

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Date of registration
  • Place of birth
  • Place of declaration
  • Gender
  • Mother's date of birth or age
  • Mother's place/country of birth
  • Mother's occupation
  • Mother's domicile
  • Father's date of birth or age
  • Father's occupation
  • Father's domicile[2]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

  • Date of birth (or age) of the bride
  • Usual place of residence of the bride
  • Date of birth (or age) of the groom
  • Occupation and domicile of each spouse
  • Numbers of CINs of spouses
  • Names of the parents of bride and groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Place of registration
  • Date of registration
  • Matrimonial regime
  • Dispensations of age
  • Names and numbers of CINs of the witnesses
  • Mention of the payment of the dowry[2]


Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Name of deceased
  • Gender
  • Date of birth or age
  • Place of usual residence
  • Date of death
  • Date of registration
  • Place of death
  • Place of registration
  • Cause of death
  • Certifier
  • Place of occurrence type (hospital, domicile, etc.)[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World Bank, The State of Identification Systems in Africa, World Bank Publications, The World Bank Group, Washington, DC, (accessed 20 November 2020).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 UNICEF Data: Monitoring the situation of children and women, UNICEF Data for Chad, accessed 5 August 2019. "Information on civil registration systems was compiled over a period from December 2016 to November 2017 using the existing relevant legal frameworks and in consultation with CRVS experts, officials within the relevant national institutions, and UNICEF country offices. All reasonable precautions have been taken by UNICEF to verify this country profile; updates will be made to reflect changes in policy and implementation and/or new information."