How to Obtain Birth Certificates in New Hampshire
Often in life, you need a copy of your birth certificate to validate your identity for military, school or job purposes. If you are like most people, you probably have long since forgotten where the original is located.
If you were born in New Hampshire and needed to obtain a copy of your birth certificate, you can follow the process below to get one quickly and easily.
The state of New Hampshire considers birth records private and so anyone requesting a copy must have direct and tangible interest in the record. You must prove your relationship to the party listed on the record with supporting documentation along with your own valid, photo ID.
First, you must fill out an application. You will need the following information to complete it:
- Full name of the child on record.
- Child’s gender.
- Father’s full name.
- Mother’s full name, including maiden name.
- Your name.
- Your address.
- Your phone number.
- Your email address.
- Your reason for the request.
- Your relationship, to the person on the record.
- Your signature.
You will be subject to a Class B Felony if you misrepresent any of the information on this application.
You can mail your completed application, with a copy of your photo ID and the fees to:
NH Department of State
Division of Vital Records Administration
71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301-2410
You may also visit your local town clerk’s office to obtain a copy. All the records are online and accessible.
You are also responsible for a non-refundable search fee of $15 for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy. You must pay your fee via a check made out to Treasurer-State of New Hampshire. If your record is not found, the fee is retained as a search fee.
You also have the option of using an online service such VitalChek.com to search for 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.