Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit copies of the supporting documents?
No. You are required to furnish the originals or copies certified by the issuing authority bearing the official’s seal and signature. Photocopies certified by a Clerk of Court, Justice of the Peace, solicitor, or notary public are not acceptable.
Obtaining copies of birth certificates/Consular Report of Birth Abroad
You may obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose.
You may obtain a replacement Consular Report of Birth Abroad from the Department of State’s Passport Vital Records Section.