TN 24 (07-04)

GN 00308.235 U.S. Citizens Born Abroad (With U.S. Citizenship at Birth) Vital Records

Procedures - State Sources

1. Address

Birth Records Only

U.S. Department of State
Passport Vital Records Section
6th Floor
Dullas, VA 20189–1150

2. Cost of Copy:

  • Consular Report of Birth (FS-240) — $50.00

  • Certification of Witness to Marriage — $50.00

  • Consular Report of Death (OF-180) — $50.00

As of December 31, 2010, the Department of State no longer issues the Certificate of Report of Birth (DS-1350).

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information, including instructions about notarization requirements, from the Department of State .

3. Type of Payment:

Check, bank draft from a U.S. bank or money order payable to “Department of State.” Response time is 4 - 8 weeks.

4. Remarks:

Can FO obtain a free copy of birth/death record? Yes, but only if the conditions in GN 00301.210 are met for SSA purchase of evidence. The request must be on SSA letterhead. The document from the Department of State (DOS) will be marked as “Government Use Only” or “For SSA Use Only.” The public must write directly to the address in GN 00308.235(1) and pay the required fee. The public may call DOS at (877) 487-2778.

The State Department requires a copy of a valid photo identification and a signed, notarized request.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200308235
GN 00308.235 - U.S. Citizens Born Abroad (With U.S. Citizenship at Birth) Vital Records - 04/22/2014
Batch run: 04/22/2014
Rev:04/22/2014