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Apostille for Kentucky Birth Certificate

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When you need to apostille a Kentucky 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 Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:

What It Is

The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) has on file birth records of persons born in Kentucky from 1911 to present day. OVS does not have records of birth prior to 1911, except delayed records of birth established by affidavits and documentary evidence.

Birth Certificate Purchases

For birth certificate purchase options, please visit the OVS Certificate Purchase Options page.

Note: The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics cannot, by law, provide any information from records, perform a genealogical search or verify whether a certificate is on file without a completed application form and the required fee attached. Upon receiving the application and fee the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics will perform a search for the record. If the record is on file, a certified copy will be mailed to you. The fee covers the cost of the search and is non-refundable if a certificate is not found. The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics does not issue photocopies, faxed copies, non-certified copies or electronic copies of records.

Information Needed for Certificate Request

  • Full name at birth of person born in Kentucky

  • The month, day and year of birth

  • The county of birth

  • The mother's full maiden name

  • The father's name (if applicable)

Additional Information Needed:

  • Requester's name and address where the certificate is to be mailed

  • Telephone number where you can be reached during the day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

  • The number of copies being ordered

Enclose a check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer to cover the cost of each certificate ordered and mail to:

Office of Vital Statistics

275 East Main Street, 1E-A

Frankfort, KY 40621

Kentucky Birth Certificate Apostille

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 or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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