"HOW TO OBTAIN AL ONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE"
HOW TO OBTAIN A LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE (THIS A BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT REFLECTS BOTH PARENTS NAMES) Someone who comes to the office wanting to apply for a passport must now submit an application that reflects BOTH PARENTS NAMES. Effective April 1, 2011 The applicant must do the following: 1. Obtain an application from the division of vital records through this website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_records_- _by_internet/556818 http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_records_- _by_mail/556813 2. Applicant will complete questions #1-2-3. Questions #4-#5 do not have to be completed. 3. Applicant will then submit to the vital records Erie Branch 1910 West 26th street Erie, PA 16508-1148. There is NO FEE to replace the current birth certificate. 4. Applicant will submit the current birth certificate that they already have. Please note that the current birth certificate MUST be in GOOD condition to be able to submit it for a replacement birth certificate. 5. Applicant will also submit a copy of their current valid driver’s license. (A passport is not a valid form of ID; due to no address appearing on it.) Please note that requesting a birth certificate through the central office which is in New Castle, PA will significantly delay receiving your new birth certificate and may take up to 8 to 10 weeks. Anyone who applied for a birth certificate in the year of 1972 and later should have received a birth certificate listing parent’s information. Any parent that did not list one parent at the time of the child’s birth will receive a birth certificate that shows “INFORMATION NOT RECORDED” Although you request a new birth certificate the information remains the same as listed in original documentation. A parent cannot add or delete a parent unless PATERNITY HAS BEEN PROVEN! Additional questions or concerns you may contact vital records directly at: 1-877-724-3258 1-814-871-4262 (Erie Branch)