Frequently Asked Questions

A vital record is a document that records life events (such as birth, marriage, divorce, and death), kept and issued by governmental authorities.

You will be required to provide as much information as possible so that the government agency is able to locate the vital record certificate. Information required may include:

  • Full name of the person at birth
  • Date of birth
  • Country and city of birth
  • Date of marriage / divorce / death (if applicable)
  • Country and city of marriage / divorce / death (if applicable)
  • Sex
  • The hospital where birth or death occurred (if applicable)
  • Full maiden name of mother
  • Full name of the father
  • Your name
  • Your signature
  • Your relationship to the person whose certificate you are requesting
  • Reason for requesting the certificate