Birth certificates

There are so many reasons why you might need to submit birth certificates to authorities, such as international travel. Since a full birth certificate suffices for all uses, these are the only legal birth certificates that can be submitted for official use. On this page, we take a look at what a birth certificate is and how we can help you obtain yours in the fastest time possible.


What are birth certificates?

A birth certificate is a document that contains information about an individual’s two biological parents or legal guardians. These documents are sometimes referred to as unabridged or long-form birth certificates and do not carry the same weight as short-form birth certificates. Generally speaking, the birth certificate is a document that can be used for international travel, emigration purposes, and applying for employment abroad.

Although you will not be required to submit a birth certificate for travelling domestically within your home country, you might be required to submit one when you travel internationally. You will also have to produce this document if you wish to get married abroad or wish to apply for foreign citizenship.


How can I apply for a birth certificate?

Our team at specialises in assisting customers with obtaining all their legal documents like birth certificates. Applications for such documents are lodged with a customer’s home country’s department of vital records (or equivalent). Applications for these documents can also be processed at embassies, missions and consulates.

To apply for a birth certificate, you will need to provide us with proof of identity, the applicable, completed application forms, and copies of your parent’s IDs or passports. If you already have a short-form birth certificate, we suggest you submit that as well since it can significantly speed up the processing time for your certificate.


What is the turnaround time for obtaining a birth certificate?

Depending on how easily accessible your details are in the archives, the process takes anywhere between three and six weeks. Keep in mind that the process can take up to eight weeks if your details are not easily accessible.


Need more help?

The easiest way to get copies of the certified death certificate is working with document specialists. At Evergration, we can obtain vital certificates, including death certificates, from almost every country on earth. We work directly with the vital records offices to help ensure you obtain your documents as quickly as possible.


We offer fast, easy and secure document assistance services for documents originating from almost any country in the world, including certificates, translation, and notarization services. You can learn more about our services and pricing by getting in touch with the Evergration team today to start your consultation.

We take the time to really understand your legalisation needs and work with you, step-by-step, to ensure you get the right documents in a timely fashion.