A birth certificate is a document certifying the details (time, date, location, parentage) of your birth. It is recorded and kept by the U.S. Department of Health. This document proves your age, your U.S. citizenship, and your parentage. An official copy of your birth certificate may be required to, register for school, obtain a driver’s license or identification, get married, sign a child up for sports, or apply for a job.
As birth certificates are not governed at the federal level and are issued by states, the information they contain may vary. It is still a valid and legal document.
There are 2 options to get a copy of a birth certificate in the United States. You can ask us to get the right assistance or go to the vital statistics office in the state or area where the event occurred.
Our team of experts will assist you in getting a certified copy of a birth certificate and will work a side of the vital statistics office to avoid penalties and delays.
Who can request birth certificates?
The registrant or a parent, legal guardian, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant. A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order or an attorney or licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record are usually the only individuals authorized to request birth records.
What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?
In order to complete the online application, the Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the state, but commonly people can use the driver’s license, passport, or a state ID. Chat with us to check other acceptable IDs of the state you need your vital record.
Why do I need a birth certificate?
A certified birth certificate is required in order to access many crucial documents and services including driver License, Passport, Social Security, Employment, Retirement, Marriage License, International Use, Genealogy, Death Certificates, and more.