Skip to comments.New U.S. Birth Certificate Requirement (for receiving US Passport) (US State Dept)
Posted on 04/26/2011 11:59:06 AM PDT by Clairity
New Requirement for U.S. Birth Certificates Updated March 23, 2011
New U.S. Birth Certificate Requirement
Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant's parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship. This will not affect applications already in-process that have been submitted or accepted before the effective date.
For more information, see 22 CFR 51.42(a).
To obtain a new birth certificate, see the CDC.
In addition to this requirement, certified copies of birth certificates must also include the following information to be considered acceptable primary evidence of U.S. citizenship:
Full name of the applicant
Date of birth
Place of birth
Raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal of issuing authority
The date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office (must be within one year)
If you have a birth certificate that does not meet these requirements, please see Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship.
Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
If you cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, you must submit secondary evidence of U.S. citizenship. Determine what form of secondary evidence is most appropriate for your situation based on the descriptions below.
Early Public Records
If you were born in the United States and cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, submit a combination of early public records as evidence of your U.S. citizenship. Early public records must be submitted with a birth record or Letter of No Record. Early public records should show your name, date of birth, place of birth, and preferably be created within the first five years of your life. Examples of early public records are: Baptismal certificate Hospital birth certificate Census record Early school record Family bible record Doctor's record of post-natal care Early Public Records are not acceptable when presented alone.
Delayed Birth Certificate
If you were born in the United States and cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship because your U.S. Birth Certificate was not filed within the first year of your birth, you may submit a Delayed U.S. Birth Certificate. A Delayed U.S. Birth Certificate filed more than one year after your birth may be acceptable if:
It lists the documentation used to create it (preferably early public records) and It is signed by the birth attendant or lists an affidavit signed by the parents
If your Delayed U.S. Birth Certificate does not include these items, it should be submitted together with Early Public Records.
Letter of No Record
If you were born in the United States and cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship because you do not have a previous U.S. passport or a certified U.S. birth certificate of any kind, you must present a state-issued Letter of No Record showing:
Your name Your date of birth The years for which a birth record was searched Acknowledgement that no birth certificate was found on file
A Letter of No Record must be submitted together with Early Public Records.
Form DS-10: Birth Affidavit
If you were born in the United States and cannot present primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, you may submit Form DS-10: Birth Affidavit as evidence of your U.S. citizenship. The birth affidavit:
Must be notarized Must be submitted in person with Form DS-11 Must be submitted together with early public records Must be completed by an affiant who has personal knowledge of birth in the U.S. Must state briefly how the affiant's knowledge was acquired Should be completed by an older blood relative
NOTE: If no older blood relative is available, it may be completed by the attending physician or any other person who has personal knowledge of your birth
Foreign Birth Documents + Parent(s) Citizenship Evidence
If you claim citizenship through birth abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s), but cannot submit a Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, you must submit all of the following:
Your foreign birth certificate (translated to English) Evidence of citizenship of your U.S. citizen parent Your parents' marriage certificate An statement of your U.S. citizen parent detailing all periods and places of residence or physical presence in the United States and abroad before your birth
See Documentation of U.S. Citizens Born Abroad for additional information. For information on foreign born children adopted by U.S. citizens, see the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. Foreign language documents should be accompanied by an informal or formal English translation. Unacceptable Documents
The following will not be accepted as secondary evidence of U.S. citizenship:
Voter registration card Army discharge paper Social Security Card
Some babies who are born outside of marriage do not have a father listed.
Still think you live in a free country?
We haven’t lived in a free country since around Jan 2007.
dunham says birth talk a “distraction”!!!...
New birth certificate requirement to obtain a US passport, huh. Who’s in charge of the State Department again?
Oops. Missed that. Thanks.
> the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship.
Hahaha. THATS gonna create a whole lot of confusion in short order :)
That was my question. If there is NO father listed on Obamas BC, isn’t he a NBC, just from his mom being a citizen?
I guess that if you are adopted, it will be real easy to get the names of your birth parents.
I guess that if you are adopted, it will be real easy to get the names of your birth parents.
Last time I looked, Obama's CoLB fulfilled the new requirements.
Of course, that doesn't mean Madame Secretary of State will not attempt to put the kibosh on his reelection.
The drafters of the 14th Amendment said the words “parents,” but it has not been tested in court enough. If Obama wasn’t born here, his mother would need to be a citizen for 5 years after the age of 14 for Obama to be a NBC. She had Obama at age 18, only 4 years after the age of 14.
Maybe this is Hillary’s way of making sure Obama is outed once he is no longer President, unless he never wants to travel again. Cough up that Birth Certificate Obama, if you want to go to Ireland.
I don’t have a birth certificate. In Montreal at the time I was born, yeah I’m old, all I got was a certificate of baptism from the church at 3 days old. I now have a passport, certificate of naturalization, etc. But when I was five, we had moved to Atlanta GA, and the admin wouldn’t let me into kindergarten without a birth certificate. Must have one, everyone does. I’m betting when I go to get my Social Security it’s going to be the old kindergarten run around again.
Gonna be a great market for fake birth certificates!
The date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year)
what does this line mean? the birth certificate has to be obtained withinbthe last year?
My passport expired over a year ago and I will be having to submit to this Obamunist request for “papers please”.
The hypocrisy of The One is naked for all who are paying attention.
I’d be willing to bet that the state government where you were born has an original birth certificate on file for you. If a place like Kenya was producing them half a century ago, you can bet that Canada was.
You might look into that some time.
Link to the form http://papersplease.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ds5513-proposed.pdf have fun. State says total time to gather the required info and complete the form is 45 minutes.
<State says total time to gather the required info and complete the form is 45 minutes.
BS on that. Look at all the questions - all jobs, supervisors, supervisors’ phone numbers, people present at your birth, addresses, where your parents lived a year prior to birth. Some people will never be able to answer all of the questions, much less answer them in 45 minutes.
Anybody know what the old requirements were?
Let’s have O-Bozo try to fill it out as a timed event. LOL
I don’t know Obama’s mom’s history that well. I know her parents were “comfortable”, but did they send her out of country five years before Obama was born? She was an American citizen AFAIK. And again, I think Obama was probably born in the US (HI). If his mom was a citizen and listed NO father on the BC, isn’t he still a NBC? Having Obama Sr. (definitely a NON-citizen) on the BC certainly does present a problem, though. It would screw her son over, no matter WHAT he grew up to be. POTUS, or dogcatcher.
No, that means it had to have been filed within one year OF YOUR BIRTH.
If you were born 9/21/1955 it had to be filed by 9/21/1956
Look again it doesn't
bill1952 -=> Hahaha. THATS gonna create a whole lot of confusion in short order :)
Reminds me of the old joke that ends “I got it down to the basketball team or the marching band.”