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Birth Certificate Eligibility

Authorized Birth Certificate Applicants and Required IDs

 

Applicant is the:

  • Subject of the Record

 

 

 

 

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If the subject is under the age of 18, is applying for his/her own record, and does not have primary ID

 

 

  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Subject on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Subject

            OR

  • 2 forms of secondary ID of the Subject (If using this option, the certificate MUST be mailed to the applicant at the address on the IDs.)

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  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Subject on the Application
  • Fees
  • Signed parental/guardian release
  • Copy of parent/guardian ID
  • An Oklahoma school photo ID*

*IF the applicant does not have a school photo ID, then the record will be mailed to parent/guardian’s current address

  • Parent named on record

 

  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Parent

            OR

  • 2 forms of secondary ID of the Parent (If using this option, the certificate MUST be mailed to the parent at the address on the IDs.)
  • Attorney for Subject or Adoptive Parents
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Rep with Power of Attorney document
  • Legal Guardian
  • Court Order
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant
  • Proof of relationship to the subject (e.g. client agreement, court order, notarized statement from parent, etc.)
  • Foster Parent
  • Contact case worker to obtain a copy of birth record
  • Genealogist: Open Records

         - Births occurring 125+ years ago

 

  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant 
  • Genealogist: Closed Records

         - Births occurring less than 125 years ago

 

  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant 
  • If the subject is alive: a statement signed by the Subject releasing record to the Applicant and a copy of the Subjects ID
  • If the subject is deceased:

1) a statement signed by a family member, proof of familial relationship to the decedent, and a copy of the family member’s ID [Applicant may also be required to provide proof of death if the death occurred outside Oklahoma] or

2) court order

  • Other: including but not limited to a spouse, stepparent, grandparent, relative, friend
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of the Applicant on the Application
  • Fees
  • Statement signed by the Subject (or a named parent if the subject is under age 18) releasing the record to the Applicant
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Subject (or named parent if the subject is under age 18)                                     
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant

 

Attestation (Subject is applying for his/her own record, 2nd party is attesting to Subject’s identify)

  • Subject is applying for his/her own record; a 2nd party is attesting to the Subject’s identify

 

!! NO 3rd Party Vouching (i.e. a friend cannot vouch for a parent to obtain a child’s certificate) Check allowable applicant list.

  • Signature of the Subject on the Application
  • 1 Secondary form of ID of the Subject
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Attester/2nd party 
  • Fees

(If using this option, the certificate MUST be mailed to the Subject at the address on the ID.)

 

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