Use this website for the most up-to-date information on requesting information from
the Division of Vital
Records. In addition, you can find EIN information here.
FO code 199
Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death or marriage record? No
NOTE: If unable to verify a birth record through the Electronic Verification of Vital
Events, contact the Maryland BVS, which requires the individual's permission before
it will verify their birth record for SSA. Obtain a statement (e.g., on a Form SSA-795)
signed by the individual, and include the original signature (not a copy or fax) with
the request for verification. Also include either a copy of the BC to be verified,
or the file number of the BC, along with a copy of a present valid, unexpired, government-issued
photo identification (the identification must have a date issued and an expiration
date – see the Vital Statistics link above for more information).
I give the Social Security Administration permission to verify my birth record with
the Bureau of Vital Statistics in order to complete the processing of my request for
Fill-ins (choose one):
an original Social Security number
a change in the date of birth shown on Social Security's records
The Maryland BVS also requires the Social Security Administration to verify the identity
of the applicant for the birth/death or marriage request. Include with the verification
request a statement that the applicant’s identity has been verified.
“I have verified the identity of the applicant”. Sign your name and title. Also print
your name and title. Indicate your field office name, address, and telephone number.
IMPORTANT: See GN 00301.050C.1. (Note) for instructions about the acceptability of Maryland
Commemorative Birth Certificates as evidence of age.