When you need to apostille a Tennessee 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 Tennessee Department of Health. Here's what their website says about obtaining one:
How do I get my certificate?
Tennessee Vital Records 1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243
Vital Records Entrance is on the Rosa Parks Blvd. side of the building.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Lobby Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Parking is located on Rev. Kelly M Smith Way off Rosa Parks Blvd.
Office of Vital Records
IF PAYING WITH CASH, CHECK, CREDIT/DEBIT CARD, OR MONEY ORDER You have the option to fill out a paper order form and present proper identification at the Customer Service Window. If you are not a qualified applicant, you will need to support your entitlement to the record requested at the time your application is submitted or have a qualified applicant submit the application. Order forms are located on the counter to your left as you enter our office. We accept cash, check, credit/debit cards or money orders for our fees at our customer service window.
Local County Health Department With the Introduction of our electronic issuance system, all county health departments can issue any birth or death certificates that have been registered statewide with our office. You will no longer have to travel to the county where the birth or death occurred. Identification will be required at the time of submission of your application and fees payable. IF you are not a qualified applicant, (parent, child, or spouse), you will also need to present any documents to support your right to the certificate. Entitlement documents can include custody orders, letters or testamentary, insurance policies denoting the beneficiaries, etc.
By Mail What to include:
The completed and signed application for Certified Copy of Certificate of Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce
One of the following for identification purposes:
a photocopy of a government-issued identification card which includes the signature of the requester
a notarized application for certified copy
The mother’s copy of the birth certificate (issued at the hospital at the time of birth) may be used for identification when obtaining a newborn’s birth certificate.(It must be dated within the last two calendar years.)
if none of these documents are available, see ID requirements for alternatives
A check or money order made payable to Tennessee Vital Records for the appropriate fee.
Mail Request To: Tennessee Vital Records 1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243
Online Orders Tennessee Office of Vital Records does not directly accept online orders. However, for your convenience, we have contracted with an independent company to provide you with this service. VitalChek is the only official vendor authorized by the state of Tennessee to process credit / debit card transactions for online orders. Any additional fees will be collected by the independent company.
Check On The Status of Your Order To check on your order, please click here to email the Customer Service Unit. Please provide details about your order and your preferred method of contact between 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Apostille for Tennessee Birth Certificate
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