9. (1) A person has the birth of a child registered under this Act by signing and lodging with the Registrar-General a birth registration statement that sets out such particulars as the Registrar-General requires for the purpose of registering the birth.
(2) The Registrar-General may accept a birth registration statement that—
(a) is signed by only 1 of the parents if satisfied that it is not practicable to obtain the signature of the other parent; or
(b) does not set out the particulars referred to in subsection (1) if satisfied that it is not practicable to obtain the missing particulars;
and, where he or she does so, a person's obligation to have a child registered under this Act shall be deemed to have been discharged.
(3) The Registrar-General shall not accept a birth registration statement from a person who is not responsible for having a child's birth registered under this Act unless the Registrar-General is satisfied that—
(a) the person lodging the statement has knowledge of the particulars set out in the statement; and
(b) neither of the child's parents is able or likely to lodge a birth registration statement.