If a birth certificate is not filed within one year of birth, a delayed certificate of birth must be filed the with the appropriate state agency.
State agencies require completion of a form for delayed certificate of birth. In addition to the information supplied on a timely certificate--age, birth place and parentage--the date of application and a summary statement of the evidence submitted in support of the delayed registration must be included. No delayed certificate of birth form is allowed for a deceased person.
Documentary evidence must accompany a form for delayed certificate of birth. Individual states determine the minimum documentation required. Such evidence might include church or hospital records or an affidavit from a person who knows the date and circumstances of the birth.
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