To get a replacement birth certificate, call the county of your birth to verify the state-specific requirements, secure the correct method of payment and go to the county office or write a formal request for the replacement document. This process takes approximately one hour and requires access to a directory, phone and transportation to your local bank and town hall.Know More
Verify the county and state in which you were born. Policies about vital document replacement vary by state. Call the town hall local to your birth place to inquire about the procedure and cost of replacing your birth certificate, as well as the forms of identification required.
Identify what methods of payment your state accepts and to whom the payment is made. Most states do not accept cash. You will need to obtain a money order or cashier's check, or write a personal check.
Take your method of payment to the local office along with picture identification. A copy of your birth certificate should be printed while you wait. If you are a long distance away from the office, it is acceptable to write a request and mail the payment to the local town hall.
To get a replacement marriage certificate, write or visit the state department of vital statistics. Provide the required information, and pay the fees. A new certificate is then generated.Full Answer >
A notarized document features the content of the original document and a notarial certificate that includes a notary seal. The notarial certificate portion must be included to authenticate the document completely. The wording of a notarial certificate varies according to the format chosen by the notary.Full Answer >
Requests for a birth certificate copy from the Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records can made online, by mail and in person at one of six state offices, although the copies aren't free. Online requests are done through Vitalchek. The division's website provides a link to the application.Full Answer >
Birth certificate numbers are given to children at birth as a means of identification. Birth certificate numbers are located and labeled on every birth certificate. These numbers are never changed, which is why some children can use the numbers when they search for their birth parents.Full Answer >