You need a certified copy of your birth certificate for so many things. You will need one to obtain or renew your passport. You will need one for your travel visa to most countries.
New high school graduates will need a birth certificate for college enrollment. You’ll need it when you apply for Social Security benefits to prove your identity and citizenship. It’s a good idea to have an extra certified copy of your birth certificate, so you’re never left waiting to get a copy to get things done.
We are based in Houston, Texas, but we can get a certified copy of your birth certificate from any state. Each state has a slightly different turn around time for servicing a birth certificate request, and the fees for each jurisdiction will also differ.
If you need your birth certificate on a rush, in most cases we can expedite your request and get your certified copy in your hands quickly.
Call our office at 713-874-1420 if you have any questions before you order your birth certificate or if you feel you have an unusual circumstance. We have helped people get the documents they need for years, and we’re ready to help you.
Okay fast question, do you have a certified copy of your birth certificate?
Does your spouse?
Do you have one for your children?
If you cannot absolutely answer, “Yes.”
You need one.
If you know you have a certified birth certificate, take a minute and make sure you know where it is.”I thought it was there”….is a really common occurrence when you are hunting at the last minute for paperwork.
When it gets down to it, there are many circumstances that will require you show proof of identity via a birth certificate, and most agencies won’t accept one that is not certified. It’s also a good idea to have a spare in a safe place in your home or a safety deposit box.
We can obtain the following certified documents for you:
– United States Birth Certificates – We can help you get a legal, certified copy of your birth certificate.
– Puerto Rico Birth Certificates – Need a copy of your birth certificate from Puerto Rico? We can handle the process for you.
You can get started here or call our office if you have any questions or concerns, a member of our staff will be happy to answer any questions or help guide you through the process.
Do you need a birth certificate or other document translated?
We can handle for you to or from any language you choose. Contact us at 713-874-1420 to discuss your individual translation needs.
Happy first day of Summer!
One thing we see during the summer months is an increase in new high school grads seeking copies of their birth certificate for college. If you don’t have yours. Now is a good time to order and get your personal paperwork ready to go for college in the Fall! Personal paperwork isn’t something you think about on a daily basis, there are times you must be able to produce proof of your birth and identity. That’s where having a certified copy of your birth certificate comes in handy. It is not a bad idea to have extra certified copies of your personal papers and put them in a safety deposit box in case there is a loss of your home through fire or an act of nature. Here are the seven most common reasons people need to produce a copy of a certified birth certificate.
Travel Documents – When obtaining a passport or travel visa, a certified copy of your birth certificate may be required.
Driver’s License– not all states require this, contact your local agency to find out for sure.
School Registration – when registering for school at any age, a birth certificate is commonly requested.
Marriage License – find out the laws in your state, but many states require a certified copy of a birth certificate to issue a marriage license.
Sports Participation – this is primarily required in registration for youth sports, but you will usually need to show a copy of the birth certificate for your child to participate.
Social Security Card – if you need to acquire or change your name on your Social Security card, you may need to furnish a certified birth certificate copy as well as a secondary form of identification.
TexasTower.net is registered, but not affiliated, with the US Government for obtaining travel documents. Our service charges an additional fee to expedite your passport in 24 hours to 12 days. If you do not wish to use our services, you can obtain your passport directly from the U.S. Department of State in 4-7 weeks.