What if I don’t have a state issued birth certificate?

You will need to apply for a birth certificate at the vital records department in the state where you were born. Visit the Department of Health for Washington State birth certificates. For all other states, the Vital Chek website is an easy way to obtain a birth certificate. Fees could vary.

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1. Can I use a birth certificate issued by the hospital where I was born?
2. What if I don’t have a state issued birth certificate?
3. What if I was never issued a birth certificate?
4. What if I make a mistake on my application?
5. How long will it take to receive my passport?
6. Where can I obtain information regarding naturalization?
7. Will I pick up my passport from the City of Arlington?
8. Can my application be returned to me after the City certifies it?
9. Will the City give me back my original documents after they certify the application?