Uzbekistan takes measures to reform civil registration system

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- On 12 June 2018, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on improving the system of registration of state certificates.

The decision of the head of Uzbekistan determines the main directions of reforming the institution of civil registration.

According to the document, Civil Registry Offices must ensure the protection of personal and property rights of citizens through full registration in the competent authorities of such events and facts as birth, death, marriage and divorce, change of last name, first name and patronymic.

Within the framework of the document, it is planned to accelerate the introduction of information and communication technologies aimed at simplifying the procedure for issuing government securities.

The president instructed to introduce flexible and convenient methods of rendering services in remote settlements to eradicate bureaucracy and manifestations of corruption.

From 1 July, the collection of the state fee for the notarization of the marriage contract and the agreement on the payment of alimony, as well as consideration by the courts of applications for ascertaining the facts of the recognition of paternity, the origin of the child from the given mother and the time of his birth are canceled.

The President instructed the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications from 1 January 2019 to establish with the registrar’s offices an electronic exchange of information on birth and death, as well as the introduction of a unified procedure for issuing a unified electronic certificate of birth and death with an identification unique code.

It was also ordered to create an automated information system for registering the women of fertility age and monitoring of pregnancy from early stages to the birth of the child, which will be integrated with a single electronic registry of the registry office.

The President instructed to set up territorial commissions to identify unregistered births and deaths, led by hokims of districts (cities). They must, until next year, conduct a complete inventory and ensure the targeted registration of identified facts of birth and death.

The Agency of State Services was instructed until 1 January 2022, to complete the digitization of civil status records and the formation of a single electronic archival registry office.

Starting from 1 September, electronic payments have been fully automated when paying state duties, stamp duties and other payments.

From 1 January 2019, the practice of assigning a personal identification number to a newborn will be introduced when registering a child’s birth certificate.

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