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Electronic Birth Registration

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The first baby of the “digital age” was born in São Tomé!

The Support Project for Improvement in Quality and Proximity of Public Services in PALOP and Timor-Leste (PASP) trained staff of São Tomé and Príncipe.

The technical assistance to the Registry and Notary Services aimed at strengthening the capacities and skills of its staff for the new dynamics in the services of the Civil Registry, which were modernized and computerized under this project.

It should be noted that the National System for Computerization of Civil Registry Services, carried out under PASP, includes several components: digitalization and cataloging of approximately 360,000 birth, marriage and death seats, development of an Integrated Management System (SIGA), which allows for the registration of birth in electronic form, and a portal for the electronic sale of certificates.

The citizens of São Tomé who live abroad will substantially benefit from this last functionality, which allows to obtain a birth certificate without having to travel back to the Country. This service is expected to be available in all posts and delegations, maternities, embassies and consular services.

In addition, the beneficiary countries have developed National Projects based on their priorities, focusing on areas such as computerization of civil registries (São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea Bissau), commercial and automotive (Cape Verde), the creation of the state electronic certification system (Mozambique), the extension of identity card issuance (Timor-Leste) and the promotion of digital inclusion and literacy (Angola).

Source: AMA and Camões IP.

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