What is required to get a baby's birth certificate?

Answer Birth certificates for newborns are obtained through the Office of Vital Records in the state in which the baby was born. The federal government does not distribute identifying information for vita... Read More »

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Is an original birth certificate required to travel to Mexico or would a copy be acceptable?

You can no longer travel to and from Mexico with just a birth certificate. You now need a passport for any international air travel. You can travel to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean using other t... Read More »

Where is the birth certificate number located on a Virginia birth certificate?

According to the Virginia Office of Vital Records, the State File Number (SFN) is the unique number printed on every birth certificate in the State of Virginia. The first three digits on the Virgin... Read More »

Is a certificate of live birth the same as a birth certificate in Hawaii?

A certificate of live birth is an authentic birth certificate in the state of Hawaii. The certificate of live birth is a valid government document that provides more genealogical information than b... Read More »

Does the father have to be there at birth for his name to be on the birth certificate?

No. The parents supply the information that will comprise the birth record. The father can sign it even if he wasn't present at the birth.