Minnesota Birth Certificates From Minnesota Office of Vital Records
Minnesota 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. These are printed on special safety paper with the state’s official seal embossed. Birth certified certificates are available for births as early as 1900.
- Noncertified Birth Certificate – Noncertified copies of birth certificates are plain paper copies of the document. They may not be used for legal purposes, serving only as informational copies of the birth certificate. Anyone may purchase this type of birth certificate.
Certified Birth Certificate
Noncertified Birth Certificate
Who can order?
Birth certificates may fall under two classifications under Minnesota law. If the child was born to a single mother, their birth records are considered “confidential,” where only the following individuals may access their records after submitting their application, paying the appropriate fees, and proving their identity:
Minnesota Vital Statistics Agency Information
Minnesota Office of Vital Records
The Minnesota Office of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, fetal death, marriage, and divorce, that occurred in Minnesota. Birth certificates are available for births occurring after 1900, and death certificates available for deaths occurring after 1908.
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Minnesota Birth Certificates
The Minnesota Office of Vital Records 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 Minnesota Office of Vital Records’ official page for more information.