How to Obtain a Family Planning Certificate
Family Planning Certificate, with the purposes of childbirth permission and IUD checkup, is of great necessity for married women in pregnancy who need to receive pregnancy examinations, give birth, enjoy free contraceptives, and hunt jobs.
Legal Basis: Article 19 of the Regulations on Population and Family Planning in Hunan Province(hereinafter referred to as “Regulations”), Article 4 of Administrative Measures on Family Planning Certificate in Hunan Province;
Fee: Free distribution by township people’s governments or sub-district offices.
Requirements for Applicants: Legally married couples who bear no children (including biological children, adopted children, or stepchildren to whom they have a fostering duty) are intended to have their first child.
Step One: Receive a Form
Couples during pregnancy shall register for pregnancy in their working units or Villagers’/Residents’ Committee, listen to the relevant provisions of the Regulations publicized by persons in charge and then receive a registration form for issuing Family Planning Certificates.
Step Two: Prepare Materials
Couples fill in the registration form with their basic information as required, and take it to their working units or Villagers’/Residents’ Committee for comments, signatures and stamping, and then to persons in charge of family planning from the Issuing Authority or Villagers’/Residents’ Committee, submit the following materials:
1. Registration Form for issuing Family Planning Certificate;
2. Marriage Certificates;
3. Residence Booklets of couples;(couples’ original residence booklets and their copies in A4 format should be provided; for family household, the first page of the booklets and the page registering all households should be copied; for collective household, both couples’ household registration pages should be offered.)
Monday to Friday (except official holidays): from 8:00 am to 12:00 am; and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Changde City Family Planning Grassroot Guidance Section: 0736-7706059
Two-child or More
Legal Basis: Regulations on Population and Family Planning in Hunan Province and Administrative Measures on Family Planning Certificate in Hunan Province;
Fee: Free distribution by township or sub-district Family Planning Office or county-level Population and Family Planning Department.
1. Legally married couples who meet the reproduction requirements stipulated in the Regulations and want to bear another child.
2. One of the couples is a permanent resident in Hunan Province.
1. Reproduction Form;
2. The original and copy of marriage certificates(If remarried, couples are required to provide their divorce agreements, divorce decrees or mediation documents);
3. Other supporting materials that meet the reproduction requirements;
4. Residence booklet, both couples’ ID cards and their copies, 2 one-inch bareheaded photos for each;
5. Other required materials.
1. Couples who intend to have another child shall ask for a reproduction form from the Issuing Authority or the village-level persons in charge, and listen to the relevant provisions of the Regulations publicized by persons in charge.
2. Both couples shall fill in the form as required and take it to their working units or Villagers’/Residents’ Committee for comments, signatures and stamping. Then the persons in charge will submit materials to the Family Planning Office of the Township or Sub-district Office within five workdays.
3. The Family Planning Office will investigate and verify the applicants’ marriage and reproduction state within 15 workdays once receiving the application materials, and then make comments on the form. If the couples belong to different county-level administrative regions, comments and stamping of both regions’ Family Planning Offices are required. And finally all materials will be submitted to the Issuing Authority for deliberation and approval.
4. The Policy and Regulation Agency of the Issuing Authority shall submit its initial review and all materials to the Family Planning Certificate Group for collective deliberation and approval within 10 workdays after receiving the materials.
5. After verifying, the Statistical Information Agency of the Issuing Authority shall notify the Family Planning Office responsible for the eligible applicants. Then the Office shall supervise and urge the applicants’ work units or Villagers’/Residents’ Committee to launch a 5-day publicity of the number of childbirth, legal childbearing time, and tip-off telephone. If people have objections to the announcement, the Issuing Authority shall investigate and verify again; if no or unreasonable objections, a Family Planning Certificate can be issued to the applicants.
6. The Issuing Authority shall inform persons in charge of the Family Planning Office to get the Family Planning Certificate and turn over to the applicants.
7. For those who do not meet the requirements, the Policy and Regulation Agency shall return their materials to the application unit with a written document explaining the reasons, or instruct the unit to submit other necessary materials within a prescribed time limit.
8. Couples who gave birth to a child suffering from hereditary disease and meet the requirements of reproduction should have medical examinations in health care institutions at or above the county level before they apply for the certificate. Those who cannot bear healthy child won’t be issued a Family Planning Certificate and furthermore they will be encouraged to take long-term contraceptive measures.
9. The application process, from applicants’ application and submission of relevant materials, to the approval and issuing of the certificate at the county-level Population and Family Planning Department, shall not exceed 30 workdays. It entails the agreement of the persons in charge to extend the period for at most 15 workdays if there are special reasons, and the applicants should be informed of the reasons for the extension.