How to Get a Copy of an Alaska Birth Certificate
There are various reasons you may want to request a copy of your Alaska birth certificate. Maybe you 've moved out of state and need a certified copy for a new job, but you've lost your original. Perhaps your original copy is damaged or you left it at your parent's house.
Whatever the reason may be, it can be a nuisance to go through the numerous steps you'll need to complete before submitting the official request. There is, however, a stress-free way to obtain your birth certificate.
How to Get an Alaska Birth Certificate on Your Own
The Department of Health and Social Services requires that you submit a request form in order to obtain a copy of a birth certificate. You can technically walk in and request a copy in person during normal business hours at the Anchorage or Juneau locations, but if you're not nearby, you'll need to mail or fax a request form.
When requesting an Alaska birth certificate, you'll need to include a copy of one of the accepted IDs the DHSS requires:
- Driver's license
- State-issued ID
- Military ID
- Tribal/BIA card (with picture)
- School ID
In addition to providing an accepted form of identification, you'll need to complete and provide the following information on the request form:
- First, middle, and last name on the birth certificate
- Date of birth
- City/Village of birth
- Mother's maiden name and Father's full name
- Applicant Name
- Phone number, email, and physical address
- Relationship to the child or person on the requested birth certificate (you can select self if it's your own)
- Purpose of request
Upon completion of the form, you can choose to mail, fax, or submit the information online via https://www.vitalchek.com/.
Who Can Request a Birth Certificate in Alaska?
In order to obtain a birth certificate in Alaska, you must be:
- The legal parents listed on the certificate or the legal guardian with certified guardianship papers.
- Child listed on the certificate with a current school idea (must be 14 or older)
- Attorney or Government Agency with a letterhead stating who the request is for, why it is requested, and additional supporting documentation providing consent for release.
Third-party requests must be submitted with a notarized letter of consent that releases the information provided by the legal guardian or certificate holder.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Alaska?
You need to pay a corresponding processing fee when requesting your birth certificate as well as additional copies. There may also be fees included if you wish to make corrections or change the legal name on the birth certificate.
|City/County/State Office||Contact Address and Phone Number||Birth Certificate Processing Fee|
|Alaska Vital Records||P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
|First Copy: $30.00 Additional Copies: $25.00|
How Long Does it Take to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Alaska?
When submitting a request for a certified birth certificate, you can choose to expedite the file by paying for priority shipping. Depending on whether you're shipping the certificate in-state somewhere within Alaska, to another state in the US, or internationally, pricing and timing will vary. Shipping options include:
- Regular mail
- Priority mail with or without a signature request
- FedEx Alaska
- FedEx USA
Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Alaska with DoNotPay
With DoNotPay, getting your Alaska birth certificate is simple. We've got you covered in 8 easy steps:
- Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.
- Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.
- Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.
- Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.
- Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
- Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
- Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
- If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.
As simple as that and your birth certificate copy request will be sent. You should hear back from them within a few weeks with updates once your request has been processed.
Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Birth Certificate in Alaska
Obtaining a birth certificate in any state can be time-consuming and frustrating, which is why DoNotPay offers quick and seamless solutions for all of your needs. Compared to going through the process on your own, DoNotPay provides you with:
- Accessible solutions
- Efficient results
- Quick steps
You never again have to struggle through the difficulties of figuring out if you've prepared everything you need or submitted the requests properly when dealing with birth certificates.
Want access to more guides on getting a birth certificate in Alaska? Check out these tutorials and self-service steps to save more time and frustration when requesting birth certificates.
- Apply for a birth certificate
- Request a birth certificate for a newborn
- Replace a lost birth certificate
- How to find a birth certificate