Eritrea: Information on the stamps included in birth certificates (1993-December 2018) [ERI106215.E]

Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa

For information on Eritrean birth certificates, see Responses to Information Requests ZZZ105836 of July 2017 and ERI105812 of June 2017.

In correspondence with the Research Directorate, a representative of the Eritrean Consulate General in Toronto indicated that the following stamps can be included in Eritrean birth certificates:

  • "head of public registration office";
  • "division head of public registration," which may vary depending on the zone, the city or the town the person is from;
  • "Public Census, Cemetry and S/Reformation";
  • "Ministry of Foreign [A]ffairs, Consular [S]ervices, and [C]ommunity [D]epartments," which is usually used to verify the authenticity of the birth certificate;
  • "Luul Sium Authentication Unit," which is the "Authentication unit head at the MOFA [Ministry of Foreign Affairs], Consular Services" (Eritrea 30 Nov. 2018).

For further information on the format of Eritrean birth certificates, see Response to Information Request ERI105012 of December 2014.

A sample of an Eritrean birth certificate, provided by the representative from the Eritrean Consulate General in Toronto, is attached to this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Eritrea. 30 November 2018. Consulate General of the State of Eritrea in Toronto. Correspondence from a representative to the Research Directorate.

Additional Sources Consulted

Internet sites,; Eritrea – Ministry of Information; UN – Refworld; US – Department of State.


Eritrea. N.d. Sample of birth certificate. Sent to the Research Directorate by a representative of the Consulate General of the State of Eritrea in Toronto, 30 November 2018.