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New York Birth Certificate

Written by Rachel Arieff
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New York birth certificates are a necessity for obtaining passports and driver's licenses. Many of us during the course of our lives misplace important documents, and birth certificates are no exception. Unless you fear your birth certificate has been stolen, however, there is really no need for panic.

This is because replacement birth certificates can be ordered by any U.S. citizen who has lost or misplaced theirs. The standard procedure is to have on hand a variety of personal information that the state agency will request from you. This is to ensure that people who shouldn't have access to New York birth certificates, don't have access.

How to Obtain New York Birth Certificates

New York birth certificates can currently only be ordered through the government offices of the state of New York. Although there are online companies that specialize in obtaining this information for you, these companies currently are not allowed access to the birth records of a few U.S. states. This could be due to security or bureaucratic reasons.

To order birth certificates, or to get information on birth records in the state of New York, you can contact the stage agency in charge of such matters. The agency, called the New York State Department of Vital Records, is located in Albany, NY. You can call their general phone number, (877) 854-4481, and get started in the process.


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