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Need a copy of my Birth Certificate... how do I get this?

ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Alright, I moved a couple months ago, and somehow in the move, I lost my birth certificate. ARGH! Making matters worse, my car registration is due this month, and because I changed states, I will have to get a new license. I can't do that without the certificate, and I have 18 days to get one.

I know, last minute and all that. I've been tearing this apartment to shreds trying to find it, but with no luck. :(

So, how do I get a copy of my new one? I moved from New Hampshire to Vermont, and was originally born in New York, so I'm not sure which state I'd go to (New York, I'd assume). Do I have to drive to the hospital I was born in, or the county clerk's office? Can I call/fax them information, and still get the document speedy?

Thanks in advance folks. :|

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Why not give the county building from where you were born a call and find out?

    A fax copy is not going to be worth the paper it's printed on. It'll be snail mailed, so I suggest you call them ASAP.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The odds of a police officer from a different state giving a shit that your out-of-state registration is expired are long. Find out whether you just need a copy, or if you need a certified copy, then call the County Clerk's office in the county where you were born.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I actually just hit up the Vermont DMV website... and I apparently need my license from my old state (NH), proof of residency (it seems any bill will do), and two other forms of ID. Now, I originally thought that would be birth certificate and SSA card. The site lists some other options, though, including my vehicle title, and a health insurance card.

    That may save my ass, and turn this need for a copy of my birth certificate from "need it right the fuck now" to "send out the order, and I'll just be happy when it arrives." I'd like to keep the thread open long enough to call the DMV Monday (and wait on hold for 3+ hours ;) ), just to make sure I don't have to go through hell to get the birth certificate still.

    Thanks again folks.. I'll keep updated.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    From personal experience I know that the hospital you were born at probably has it.

    Assuming you still need it that is.

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    cSpoogecSpooge Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Quid wrote: »
    From personal experience I know that the hospital you were born at probably has it.

    Assuming you still need it that is.


    I don't know if its different in the US, but I Canada all the hospital has is a record of birth. Which for most government places in Canada is fine, but some places you need the actual birth certificate.

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    Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This might seem somewhat personal but do your parents still live in the town you were born in? You could phone them and ask them to go down to city hall and grab it and mail it today (or Monday, whenever). I feel like that'd be quicker than asking the clerk to do it.

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