Bahrain Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Information & eGovernment Authority
iGA - Adliya
Building 165, Road 3605, Block 336
Adliya, P.O. Box 33305
Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain

Telephone: +973 17377277
National Contact Center: 8000 8001

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Registration of births and deaths was transferred from the Ministry of Health to the Information and eGovernment Authority in 2019. Soon all related services will be handled by the Information and eGovernment Authority.[1]

Information concerning Birth and Death Certificates.

The British Handbook may also be a resource. The British produced handbooks to provide their officials with an overview of the land, people, and politics of the region. The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf includes coverage over the region of current day Bahrain. It was known at the time as the Trucial States of Oman.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

1882: Ottoman Census. Includes men and possibly women.
1941: National Census - 82% Bahraini, 12% Non-Bahraini Information may include:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Head of Household
  • Relationship to Head of Household

Other Census Years include: 1941, 1950, 1959, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2010.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Health, Birth and Death Certificate Services, (accessed 12 August 2020).