How to get my original birth certificate

how to get my original birth certificate

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General Information

I completed the paperwork at the hospital. Why haven’t I received my child’s birth certificate yet?

The paperwork you filled out at the hospital is only used to file a record of birth with the State of Nevada.

Birth certificates can be requested at the health district in person, by fax, mail or online. Visit the Birth Certificates webpage for more details.

Who can order a birth certificate?

Birth certificates may only be released to a qualified applicant. Qualified applicants are the parents listed on the certificate, the person whose birth is registered on the certificate, grandparents* or someone with legal documentation showing entitlement.

All agency requests done by mail or in person must be completed on company letterhead to include:

    Name of child Date of birth Provide the specific purpose for which the certificate will be used Signature and date

*If the father is not listed on the birth certificate, the only person entitled to order a birth certificate is the mother, the person whose birth is registered on the certificate or someone with documentation showing legal entitlement.

How do I request a birth certificate for my adoptive child?

The Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics is tasked with processing all changes to birth certificates.

Mail an original certified court order, the completed, signed and notarized Report of Adoption

PDF and the $40 fee to the Nevada State Office of Vital Records, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 104, Carson City, NV 89706. The fee includes a certified copy of the amended or new certificate.

Once the changes have been made, the certificate will be available at the Southern Nevada Health District for future requests.

Do you have overnight service?

No, the health district does not offer overnight service. However, overnight service is available when ordering a birth certificate with VitalChek Network, Inc. at www.NevadaBirthRecord.com .

An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service and all major credit cards are accepted.

Online Ordering

Why didn’t I have the option to pay for my online birth certificate order?

Payment is requested once we have confirmed you are a qualified applicant and that the birth certificate is registered with the State of Nevada.

What type of identification do you require to order a birth certificate online?

You must upload valid photo identification with the online application. Valid photo identification includes:

      Driver’s License U.S. Passport Current US Military ID

If you do not have or cannot upload valid photo identification with your online application, you may order a birth certificate in person or by mail instead.

If I order my child’s birth certificate online can I use someone else’s credit card?

Yes, however you will still need to provide identification for yourself. Payment for the online order is not requested until we have confirmed that we have the birth certificate and that requestor is a qualified applicant.

I don’t know the answer to all the questions on the online application. What do I do?

All fields must be answered to submit the online application. If you cannot complete the form, you may apply for the birth certificate in person.

I ordered a birth certificate online. When can I expect to receive it in the mail?

Birth certificates are usually processed within two business days of receiving your order. Once the order is processed you will receive an email requesting payment.

Once payment is received the birth certificate will be printed and sent to you via standard mail. If you have not received the certificate within 10 days of paying for your order, call (702) 759-1010 to check on the status.

What happens if I order a birth certificate online, and the certificate is not yet registered?

Newborn birth certificates are typically registered within two-three weeks after birth. Call (702) 759-1010 to check the status of a newborn’s birth certificate before placing your order.

Orders for unregistered birth certificates will not be processed until the certificate is registered. If you have not received the certificate within 30 days of placing your order, call (702) 759-1010 to check on the status.

Ordering in Person

What type of identification do you require to order a birth certificate in person?

A person must show valid identification, or be able to provide some proof of who they are. If you have questions regarding acceptable identification, call (702) 759-1010.

What method of payments do accept when ordering a certificate in person?

Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, money order, cashier's checks, and business checks are accepted. Money orders should be payable to SNHD. Personal checks are not accepted.

If I request a birth certificate in person, can I get the certificate the same day?

A registered birth certificate that is requested by a qualified walk in applicant can be purchased and received the same day. Note: Newborn birth certificates are

typically registered within two-three weeks after birth. Call (702) 759-1010 to check the status of a newborn’s birth certificate before coming in.

Birth certificates are available at the main facility at Valley View and the Mesquite Public Health Center. Visit the Birth Certificates webpage for more details.

Ordering by Mail

What happens if I order a birth certificate by mail, and the certificate is not yet registered?

Newborn birth certificates are typically registered within two-three weeks after birth. Call (702) 759-1010 to check the status of a newborn’s birth certificate before placing your order.

Orders for unregistered birth certificates will not be processed until the certificate is registered. If you have not received the certificate within 30 days of placing your order, call (702) 759-1010 to check on the status.

What method of payments do accept when ordering a certificate by mail?

We only accept money orders for applications received by mail. Money orders should be payable to SNHD.

Personal checks, cash and credit cards are not accepted for mail orders.

What type of identification do you require to order a birth certificate by mail?

You must submit a clear copy of valid photo identification with the application. Valid photo identification includes:

    Driver’s License U.S. Passport Current US Military ID

If you do not have or cannot provide valid photo identification with your application, you may order a birth certificate in person instead.

Changes to a Birth Certificate

How do I change the birth name on my child’s birth certificate?

The Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics

is tasked with processing all changes to birth certificates.

      If the father’s name is listed on the birth certificate, the birth name can only be changed with a court order. If the father’s name is not listed and you want to add him, you can complete the Declaration of Paternity.

      PDF which allows you a one-time opportunity to change the child's surname (last name). This process requires signatures of both parents in front of a witness. If the father’s name is not listed on the birth certificate and you don’t want to add the father’s name, the birth name can only be changed with a court order.

How do I add the father to my child’s birth certificate?

The Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics

is tasked with processing all changes to birth certificates.

A Declaration of Paternity

PDF can be completed if both parents agree to add the biological father’s name to the birth certificate. A court order is required if both parents are not willing to sign the form.

      This procedure applies only to children born in Nevada. For a child born in another state, you need to follow the procedure for that particular state. The Declaration of Paternity outlines the rights and responsibilities of the man signing the form. Be sure that you review and understand this information before signing. If you want to change the child’s birth name (for example, change his or her last name to match that of the biological father), you may do so at this time in Section B of the form. Both the mother and the biological father must sign the completed form in front of a witness.

Mail the $40 fee and the completed, signed and witnessed form to the Nevada State Office of Vital Records, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 104, Carson City, NV 89706. The fee includes a certified copy of the amended or new certificate.

Contact the Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics at (775) 684-4242 for more information.

How do I get an error fixed on a birth certificate?

The Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics

is tasked with processing all changes to birth certificates.

Complete an Affidavits for Correction of a Record

PDF to correct a birth certificate. One of the witnesses on the affidavit must be the person whose birth is registered on the certificate or his/her parent, legal guardian, or the medical records clerk of the hospital where the birth occurred.

Read the detailed instructions that accompany the form to prevent delays. Mail the $40 fee and the completed, signed and notarized form to the Nevada State Office of Vital Records, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 104, Carson City, NV 89706. The fee includes a certified copy of the amended or new certificate.

Contact the Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics at (775) 684-4242 for more information.

What is the charge to change information on a birth certificate?

The Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics is tasked with processing all changes to birth certificates. The fee to amend a birth certificate is $40 and includes one copy of the corrected certificate. Visit the Office of Vital Statistics

for more information.

Source: www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org

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