Can I use a certificate of live birth to get a passport?

Can I use a certificate of live birth to get a passport?

All certificates of live birth that meet the U.S. State Department requirements for a certified birth certificate are accepted as proof of citizenship. The birth certificate must have been filed within one year of the individual’s birth to be accepted for a passport application.

What is a record of live birth?

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A certificate of live birth is a quick way for the medical staff at a hospital to create an unofficial draft of vital information. Once the information has been recorded, it can be verified and sent to the State Registrars office or the Vital Registration Office where an official birth certificate can be created.

What is a statement of live birth?

The Statement of Live Birth is your child’s permanent legal record and allows documents such as Birth Certificates and Social Insurance Numbers to be produced. The birth registration form itself cannot be used as proof of identity.

How long do you have to name a baby after it’s born?

“Usually, for a vaginal delivery, you may have 24 to 48 hours to name your baby before the mom is discharged home. If you have a C-section, you may have up to 72 hours to name your baby prior to being discharged home.” But yes, it is possible to leave the hospital without a name.