As part of e-Governance initiative of the department of Local Self Governance, Birth Certificates are made available Online in a phased manner. Recent records of Birth Certificates are now available online Go to the website: http://cr.lsgkerala.gov.in and check to see if the records in the year of your childs birth are available online. If it is available, type in the Name of the child, Date of Birth, Gender, and Name of mother. Type the characters as shown in the Word Verification you will get the Birth Certificate in the next screen. If the Birth Certificate Data in the year of your childs birth is not available online, you need to visit the Panchayath/Municipality/Corporation and apply in person. Fill the application form for Birth Certificate and submit it along with a stamp paper of Rs.20/- Court Fee stamp of RS. 1/- should be affixed on the application form. You will get a receipt with the date of availability of the certificate. Usually it will be available within a weeks time. If the child is above 6 years of age, a certificate from the school in which the child is studying should be presented along with the application. Usually it will be a copy of the school register.