The claimant needs a current State-issued picture identification with signature (or
a photocopy of same) to acquire a birth or death record. (There is no change in certification
requirements for SSA.) If the picture ID has no signature, then a notarized signature
must be presented also. State individual's relationship to the requestor (e.g., self,
spouse, parent) as well as the need for the birth record.
Can FO verify, certify, or obtain free copy of birth/death record? Yes, but hardship
or suspected fraud cases only and the request must be documented to show these conditions