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Making an Affidavit of Birth
An Affidavit of Birth is a legal document that can be used to verify the facts surrounding an individual's birth, including birth date, location, and the name of each parent. If you are unable to obtain an acceptable birth certificate, you may submit an Affidavit of Birth as a substitute. To make this Affidavit, you must find someone with personal knowledge about your birth. That person is often a blood relative, but could be someone else who was there when you came into the world, such as the attending physician, nurse, or midwife. Called the "affiant," the person making and signing the Affidavit will need to state how they know the details of your birth to be true. This document must be notarized before you can use it as an official substitute for a birth certificate.
Use the Affidavit of Birth document if:
Other names for this document are: Affidavit of Live Birth, Date of Birth Affidavit, Affidavit of Birth Certificate
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Each Affidavit of Birth Form from Rocket Lawyer can be edited to address your specific circumstances. To get started, simply click "Make document" above. Your Affidavit will be assembled step by step so you can be certain that it has the proper details within.
Making an Affidavit of Birth is typically straightforward, but you may still have questions. The answer will depend on whom you contact, but often some lawyers won't even accept requests to review a document if they weren't the one who worked on it. An easier approach worth consideration is to request help from Rocket Lawyer network of attorneys. As a Premium member, you will be able to ask for a document review from an experienced lawyer or pose additional legal questions related to your Affidavit. We are here for you.
The cost of hiring a conventional law firm to draft an Affidavit of Birth might be between two hundred and one thousand dollars, depending on where you are and how complicated it might be. Rocket Lawyer isn't your average Affidavit template provider. With our service, anyone under a Rocket Lawyer membership has access to up to 40% in savings when hiring an attorney.
Upon finishing this Affidavit with the help of Rocket Lawyer, you'll have the ability to review it on any device, anytime. You should feel free to interact with the document in any or all of these ways: making edits, saving it as a Word or PDF document, and/or signing it. Your Affidavit of Birth Form also comes with its own list of helpful tips on what you should do next.
Yes, an Affidavit of Birth Form needs the signature of a notary. Witnesses are not required.
Last reviewed or updated 11/16/2021