Maryland Birth Certificates From Maryland Division of Vital Records (DVR)
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Maryland Birth Certificate Types
Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. The certificate is printed on security paper with the official state seal.
Certified Birth Certificate
Other Types of Birth Certificates
Who can order?
Under Maryland law, birth certificates are “closed records,” meaning they are not accessible by the public. Only the following individuals may be issued certified copies of birth certificates upon paying the appropriate fees, providing proof of identification, and completely filling out the application form:
Maryland Vital Statistics Agency Information
Maryland Division of Vital Records (DVR)
The Maryland Division of Vital Records (DVR) keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, fetal death, marriage, and divorce that occurred in the state of Maryland.
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Maryland Birth Certificates
The Maryland Division of Vital Records (DVR) issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.
Visit the Maryland Division of Vital Records (DVR)‘s official page for more information.