Guyana Then And Now

September 14, 2017

How To Get Your Guyana Birth Certificate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pirai @ 3:51 pm

This is a quick guide for persons living outside Guyana to get your local consulate or embassy to retrieve a paper copy of your Birth Certificate from Guyana’s General Registrar’s Office (GRO) and send it by mail to your home street address.

1) Locate a nearby embassy or consulate (Guyana uses the British convention of calling their Embassies a “High Commission”. Here is a list of Guyanese Embassies and High Commissions world wide.

2) Find the link for “Certificates” or “Services” and click that…

Then you should see some instructions such as these from the Ottawa High Commission…

Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates
Application forms for Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates are available at the High Commission.


Completed applications should be forwarded to the High Commission for onward transmission to the Registrar General in Georgetown Guyana. The fee is CD$10.00 in cash or a money order made payable to the “Guyana High Commission, Ottawa”, as well as, $12.00 in Canadian stamps to be included for return of certificate.

The complete processing time is approximately six (6) – eight (8) weeks.

3) Then click on the link for the “pdf” containing the Birth Certificate form. The “pdf” should then be displayed in your browser and from there you can print it out if you have a printer connected to your computer. If you don’t have a printer connected and configured then you’ll have to find someone that does. On the other hand the High Commission should have paper forms they can send you upon request.

4) Fill out the form and send it back including money and stamps to the high Commission or Consulate.

Below is an image of the “pdf” “Birth Certificate Application Form”
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