How to Verify Birth and Death Certificates RITA
RITA was officially launched on the 23rd June 2006 and replaced what was known as the Administrator Generals Department in the Attorney Generals Chambers, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
It is an Executive Agency under the Attorney Generals Chambers in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. The history of RITA dates back in 1917 when the German Colonial power enacted a law for the registration of births and deaths (Proclamation No.15 of 1917 (Civil Area).
When the British took over the administration of Tanganyika (Tanzania Mainland) from the Germans retained the Register of births and deaths established under the Germans law by saving it under the Births and Deaths Registration Ordinance, 1920 (Cap.108)
It should be noted that under both colonial powers registration of births and deaths was not compulsory for Africans. Between 1920 and 1960 the British colonial power came with more laws on key life events and other matters
The Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) aims at effective and efficient management of information on key life events, incorporation of trustees, safeguarding properties under trust, of deceased persons, insolvents, and minors to enable the law to take its course.
GETTING BIRTH AND DEATH SERVICES ONLINE
The Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) would like to inform the Public that you can now apply for the following services online:
1. Verification of Birth and Death Certificate or Death
Important things to consider when applying:
<> Keep track of the information you used to create an account,
<> The applicant must have his / her correct information with both parents,
Applicant will receive a Payment Invoice and will be required to pay through Bank (NMB and CRDB) or Mobile Networks (M-PESA, TIGO PESA and AIRTEL Money) only in accordance with the information provided.
<> The applicant should have soft copies of the required attachments in the pdf format,
<> The applicant must specify the district in which he or she will receive the certificate In addition,
<> We would like to urge all applicants to follow the instructions above to avoid inconvenience.
<> The e-Service application address as well as the Service Application Guide are located at the bottom of this page
Note: applications will not be processed prior to finalization of service fee payments. For more information call 0800 117 482
2. Registration For New Birth & Death – Online Portal
New Birth and Death Registration Application
PROCEDURES TO OBTAIN THE BIRTH AND DEATH E-SERVICES
The Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) would like to inform the Public that, they can now apply our services below through online:
1. New applications for registration of Births and Deaths.
2. Verification of Birth and Death certificate.
Important things to consider when applying:
1. Save the information you used to create an account.
2. The applicant must have his or her correct information together with both parents.
3. Applicant will receive a Payment bill/Control number and will be required to pay through Bank (NMB and CRDB) or Mobile Payment Services (M-PESA, TIGO PESA and AIRTEL Money) only in accordance with the information provided to you.
4. Applicant to have soft copies of attachments required in pdf format.
5. Applicant to specify the district of pickup point to collect the certificate.
In addition, we would like to urge all applicants to follow the above instructions to avoid inconvenience.
The application links along with the Application Guideline are available at the bottom of this page.
Remember: the application will not be processed before completing the service payment.
For more information call 0800 117 482
3. Registration of Deaths
A death is required to be registered within 30days, however the law allows for late registration. The duty to register death lies on the following:
NB: A Doctor, nearest relatives of such person who were present at his death or in attendance during his last illness, occupier of the house , inmate of the house ,or any person taking charge of burying such person.
1: Registration of death within 30 days
- If the death occurred in hospitals, health centers and dispensaries, ensure you obtain Burial Permit. In case of a death occurring at home report to Village Executive Officer or the District Registrar of Birth and Deaths to obtain burial permit. This should be done within 30 days.
2.Procedure to obtain Death certificate
Submit Burial permit to District Registrar of Birth and Deaths of District within which the death occurred.
Pay appropriate fee for Certificate (current fee rate Tshs. 3500/=).
3: Late registration of deaths.
<> Fill and submit Form D3, attach supporting documents (Minutes of the family meeting and Letter from relevant government authorities such as Ward Executive Officer, Village executive officer) to prove death.
<> Submit passport size photograph of the Applicant.
<> Pay appropriate fee( current fee rate is Tshs 4000/= if death is over 30 days and below 10 years. If the death is over 10 years the fee is Tshs 10,000/=).
4: Certification of death certificates
<> Submit photocopy of the certificate to certified.
<> Pay appropriate fee ( current fee rate Tshs 3000/=).
5: To make correction on the certificate of death
<> Submit request for correction
<> Attach supporting documents
<> Surrender certificate which needs to be corrected.
<> Pay appropriate fee if application allowed( current fee rate Tshs.6500/=being 3000/= correction fee , 1500/= search fee and 2000/= certificate fee)