How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Alaska
There are times in life when you need a copy of your birth certificate. You may have lost the original or just need one for a government agency, applying for a passport or driver’s license or a job-related reason.
Only certain people can obtain a copy of your birth certificate, and they are:
- Your parents.
- Your children, if 14 years or older.
- A legal guardian.
- Someone with legal, notarized authorization from you.
- Your attorney with a letter of approval from you.
You can obtain a copy of your Alaskan’s birth certificate by following the steps below.
You may visit the offices of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in either Juneau or Anchorage in person for a copy of your birth certificate, while you wait.
You can print out the form on their website and mail or fax it in as another option. However, you may wait 2-3 weeks for processing if you order by mail.
You must fill out an application with the following information and provide proof of your identity with a driver’s license, passport, military ID or other photo ID.
- Full name of the person on record.
- Date of birth.
- City of birth.
- Mother’s full maiden name.
- Father’s full name.
- Purpose needed.
- Relationship to the person.
- Your signature.
- Your email address.
- Your phone number.
You will pay a non-refundable $30 fee, due at the time of application. If your record is not found, the fee will be retained as a search fee. Each additional copy is another $25.
You may also order an heirloom certificate for $55.
If you want expedited shipping service, you can include another $11. Expedited service will ship within three business days.
You also have the option of using an online service such as VitalChek.com to locate and order a copy of your birth certificate. This service is government-approved for certified copies, and you can order expedited shipping to get them quicker. You may also pay online using a debit or credit card.