Where can a birth certificate be made?


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Birth certificates can be obtained by approaching the state or city public health department or the vital records department, depending on the area. Some municipalities may charge fees for issuing a birth certificate.

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Depending on the municipality, birth certificates may be ordered online or picked up in person. There are two types of birth certificates that can be ordered: long-form and short-form. Long-form birth certificates include information that is typically omitted from short-form birth certificates. Long-form birth certificates usually cost more money. Furthermore, some regions only issue a certain type of birth certificate. Depending on where the birth certificate is being issued from, it can take several weeks to go through processing before it is ready for issuance.

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