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Your record must be issued by the local officeof vital records where the birth occurred or the Office of Vital Statistics andRegistry and must contain a raised seal. Some entities require the document tohave been issued within the last two years. Complimentary copies issued by ahospital are not valid.
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Contact the State Department in Washington DC at (202) 955-0307.
Since there are many unique circumstances toamending records it is suggested you contact this office for furtherinformation or the State of New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics &Registry - Record Modification Unit toll-free at 1-866-649-8726 extension 581.
Yes, within the State of New Jersey certifiedcopies are required to contain the raised seal of the issuing authority, eitherthe local office of vital records or the Office of Vital Statistics andRegistry.
Yes. In order to obtain this information youmust purchase a certified copy of your record. The time will be included on thebirth certificate only if the doctor recorded it. You should indicate on yourrequest that you wish the certified copy to show the time of birth.
Yes, but you willreceive a certification rather than a certified copy. A certification is anon-certified document, which contains limited information and states it is forinformational purposes only, not for identification or legal purposes.
Under our currentsystem, births are filed within three weeks of the completion of thecertificate by the hospital.
In order to request a delayed report of birth,you must first file an application requesting the birth certificate to ensurethe record is not on file. If no record is found, you will receive a No Recordstatement, which must be returned with a letter of request to place a delayedreport of birth on file. You will receive a questionnaire to complete so that amore detailed search can be completed. You will also need to providedocumentary proof that the birth took place. Documentary proof will be reviewedand a determination made. Please contact the Record Modification unit toll-freeat 1-866-649-8726 extension 581 for further information.