How to Order Birth Certificates
There are many ways to order birth certificates in the U.S. Each state has its own policies, but they are generally very similar. Due to the advent of online government offices, it is now possible to locate birth records and offices
There are many ways to order birth certificates in the U.S. Each state has its own policies, but they are generally very similar. Due to the advent of online government offices, it is now possible to locate birth records and offices on the Internet. The first step is to locate the government office in the state where you were born. Once you have this information, you can begin the process of ordering a birth certificate.
There are different ways that you can have your birth certificate delivered to you. If you need it right away, you can choose an express or expedited option. Non-express, or standard, orders are generally less expensive but take a longer amount of time. In certain cases it is possible to have an attorney obtain your certificate for you. They need to follow specific instructions outlined by the state's records office, usually known as vital records.
You need documents to order
a copy of your birth certificate. The application generally requires that you know the county in which you were born, fill out personal identifying information, and list your parents names. It is then required that you take the application to a notary public, show him or her an identifying document such as a driver's license, and sign the form. You can then mail or fax the form to the appropriate government office. It is also possible to fill out the application online in some jurisdictions. If you selected expedited shipping, you should have a copy of your birth certificate in a few days to one week. If you chose standard ordering, you should have a copy of your birth certificate in a few weeks.
There are fees associated with ordering birth certificates, which vary depending on the state. Check with the local office to find out exactly how much you will be charged for a copy. international birth certificates can be a much more complicated procedure, and it is necessary to contact the local court or office in the jurisdiction where you were born. The processes vary considerably depending on the exact place where you live and the place where you were born.