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Birth Certificate Application Instructions

  • How to Apply for a copy of a Birth Certificate
  • Birth Certicate Instructions
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Download information package with instructions to order a copy of a U.S. Birth Certificate.


Birth Certificate

United States Birth Certificate Application Information

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Overview of the Application Process for a Copy of a Birth Certificate:

  Procedure Name: Application for a copy of U.S. Birth Certificate, for United States citizens born in the United States.
  Certificate Purpose: The main purpose of a Birth Certificate is to be used as proof of U.S. citizenship through birth. A Birth Certificate may be used as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship and as an official document when applying for a U.S. passport or other immigration benefits.
  Eligible Applicants: The Birth Certificate is only issued to U.S. citizens by birth. Every U.S. citizen born in the U.S. has the right to apply for a copy of this certificate.
  Validity/Expiration: A U.S. Birth Certificate in general does not have expiration.
  Citizenship: Most people born in the U.S. become United States citizens automatically by birth, with a few exceptions for people born from diplomats or other special cases.
  Where to Apply: Application for a copy of a Birth Certificate can be submitted with the State where the applicant was born, or as indicated in this instructions guide through a Vital Documents processing organization. 
  Filing Fee The filing fee for a copy of a Birth Certificate may vary depending where you apply for it.
ok How to Apply: Order and download this information package online now to learn how to apply for a copy of a U.S. Birth Certificate.

As an American citizen by birth you have the right to obtain a copy of your U.S. Birth Certificate, to serve as proof of your citizenship through birth in the United States.

Eligibility to Apply for a Birth Certificate:

The main requirement to be eligible to apply for a U.S. Birth Certificate is to be born in the United States. One of the main requirements to obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate of the United States is to be able to present proof of your birth in the United States.

Some people are U.S. citizens by birth inside the U.S., or by birth abroad, other people become U.S. citizens by the process of Naturalization. Applicants who are currently green card holders and wish to become citizens, can order the Citizenship Application Instructions. American citizens by derivation, by adoption, or by birth abroad from American Parents, may apply for a Citizenship Certificate. Naturalized U.S. citizens can order a copy of their Naturalization Certificate as proof of their American citizenship.

Warning: This site does not issue Birth Certificate and does not process Birth Certificate application. Only each State in the United States have the authority to issue U.S. Birth Certificates. Birth Certificate applicants must submit their application directly with each State or through certain authorized vital records organizations. What you are ordering in this site is the "Birth Certificate Application Information Package", a guide with information and step by step instructions on how to apply for a copy of a U.S. Birth Certificate. The cost of this guide does not include the cost to apply, issue or obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate. The applicable fee to issue a copy of a Birth Certificate must be paid directly to each State or vital records organization when submitting the Birth Certificate application form.

This page can be found at: https://www.immigrationunitedstates.org/birth-certificate.html

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate?

Order this Birth Certificate Guide to learn how to apply for a copy of a Birth Certificate, how to obtain Birth Certificate application forms, instructions, and more information about how to apply for a copy of a birth certificate.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions answered and application information about Birth Certificates included in this guide:

  • Who is eligible to apply and obtain a United States birth certificate?
  • How to show proof of my American citizenship?
  • How to apply for a copy of a birth certificate?
  • Requirements to obtain a copy of a U.S. birth certificate?
  • Birth certificate application fees
  • Where to apply for a birth certificate of the United States?
  • List of of places to apply for a copy of a birth certificate
  • How to locate where to apply for a birth certificate.
  • How to obtain a birth certificate if you are currently outside of the United States?
  • How to obtain a copy of a birth certificate if it was lost?
  • Children obtaining a birth certificate.
  • How long does it take the process of applying for a US birth certificate?
  • How to rush a birth certificate application to obtain a birth certificate urgently?
  • Birth certificate application requirements.
  • Does the United States allows double citizenship?
  • Can I have a United States birth certificate and a non-U.S. passport (also known as double citizenship)?
  • General application requirements, processing information and links to official forms to apply for a copy of a birth certificate.

Birth Certificate Application Related Forms

Order the Birth Certificate Information Package to learn how to access and how to apply using birth certificate application forms:

  • Application Form for a U.S. birth certificate
  • Birth certificate Application Form: Name Change, Data Correction, and Replacement
  • Birth certificate forms instructions

Order and download this Information Guide to learn more about the application process for a birth certificate and to have access to Answers to Frequently Asked Immigration Questions including application information and instructions for a copy of the birth certificate.

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