Apostille for Florida Birth Certificate


When you need to apostille a Florida birth certificate, you will need to make sure to have a certified copy of the vital record beforehand. If you need to order one, your best bet is to go through the Florida Department of Health. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:


How to order a Florida Birth Certificate


Who can request a birth certificate?

Births less than 100 years old are confidential and may only be issued to:

  • Registrant (name on the record) if of legal age (18)

  • Parent(s) listed on the Birth Record

  • Legal guardian (must provide guardianship papers)

  • Legal representative of one of the above persons (must provide documentation)

  • By Court Order (must provide copy of court order)

  • Upon receipt of registrant’s death record, a birth certificate marked “Deceased” may be issued to the spouse, child, grandchild, or sibling, if of legal age. Please notate “Registrant Deceased” on the application and include a photocopy of the death certificate.


VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED WHEN REQUESTING A BIRTH RECORD.


If applicant is not one of the above, the application must be accompanied with a notarized Affidavit to Release a Birth Certificate (DH Form 1958) signed by one of the above, along with any supporting documentation and a copy of valid photo ID of both the person authorizing release and the applicant.


Ordering a Florida Birth Certificate

Any person who willfully and knowingly provides any false information on a certificate, record or report required by Chapter 382, Florida Statutes, or on an application or affidavit, or who obtains confidential information from any Vital Record under false or fraudulent purposes, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in Chapter 775, Florida Statutes.


Please note that limited births were recorded between 1850 and 1917

  • ORDER ONLINE WITH VITALCHEK

  • ORDER FROM FLORIDA BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS

  • ORDER FROM LOCAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

For information on home births, please contact your local County Health Department.


Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.


Email to VitalStats@flhealth.gov


Apostille for Florida Birth Certificate

There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at jared@apostillellc.com or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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