Birth Verification Letter

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The state of Texas is the only state that issues birth verification letters, which are documents stating that a person’s birth was registered with the state and that there is a birth record on file for them. 

A birth verification letter will contain the person on record, including their full name, date, county of birth, and state file number. If you have the correct information, you can get a birth verification letter for anyone born in Texas after 1903. You will need their:

  • Full name at birth
  • Date and county/city of birth
  • Parents’ full names (including mother’s maiden name)

Birth verification letters are different from birth certificates. So, depending on the situation, a birth verification letter may or may not be accepted in place of a birth certificate.

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