In order to obtain an authorized certified copy, other than in person, you MUST complete the sworn statement on the request form, sign it before a notary public, and have your signature acknowledged.
If you are submitting your order by mail, you must sign the sworn statement in the presence of a notary public and the notary public must also fill out a Certificate of Acknowledgment. If your mailed request indicates that you want an authorized certified copy, but does not include a notarized statement, the request will be considered incomplete and returned unprocessed.
You may request authorized certified copies for multiple individuals by mail and collectively notarize them; however, a separate application must be completed for each request. If no record of the event is found, the fee will be retained for searching as required by California statute, and a Certificate of No Record Found will be issued. If the birth has occurred within the past six weeks, please contact the Marin County Office of Vital Statistics. AB states that providers may not charge a fee for verification of eligibility. If a homeless person was not born in the county of search can counties charge a search fee?
No, counties may assist in searching for the record before the applicant makes a request. HSC Section provides that the state or local registrar or county recorder may, without a fee, verify date and place of birth, when the applicant presents sufficient information to identify the birth record. The homeless applicant should then contact the appropriate county to obtain the birth record. Can someone make a request on behalf of another homeless person?
Yes, as long as the person is considered a homeless child or youth. A person i.
Can county vital records' staff order a birth certificate on behalf of an applicant? No, the requestor must be the homeless person or homeless child or youth, or someone lawfully entitled to request on behalf of a homeless child or youth.
However, counties may assist in providing information about the process. How may an applicant submit a request for processing? The best method would be to submit in-person at a local county office and a county official may take a statement sworn under penalty of perjury HSC Section Can an applicant order multiple certificates?
A person applying for a certified record of live birth is entitled to only one birth record per application for each eligible person verified as a homeless person or a homeless child or youth. How may a homeless individual obtain notarization for the required sworn statement if he or she cannot afford the notarization fee?
The notarization is a statutory requirement, homeless services providers will need to assist applicants with this requirement. County offices will not be able to assist, unless the applicant makes an in-person request in the same county as they were born.
A homeless applicant may appear in-person at a local county and a county official may take a statement sworn under penalty of perjury. Should county offices stamp birth certificates, "For Government Use Only? No, typically a homeless person, or homeless child or youth applicant would need to request a certified record of live birth for use in obtaining benefits and identification.
Stamping "For Government Use Only" will limit the use of the certificate and will not be beneficial to the requestor or for the purpose of this legislation. Is there a timeframe limit for an applicant to apply for a birth certificate after receiving the verification from the provider? A timeframe limit is not addressed in the bill and the counties should not enforce one. Is the original signature required for the affidavit?