The best way for a person to establish his identity is always through the use of a government issued identification card, but one must note that most government issued identification card would not be issued to a person unless said person could establish the fact that he is who he says he is. The best way to do this is by presenting the birth record of the person to the agency that would issue the government identification card. Montana Birth Records are important because birth records establish identity, thus, if they are issued to the wrong person, said person could take the identity of the person who is described in the record in a crime known as identity-theft.
Birth records are nominally public records, making them available to the public in general, but again, one must note that because of the danger of identity-theft, there are a number of procedures that one must first follow before birth records could be issued to a person. Now, there is one state agency that is in charge of issuing birth records because they are the ones who made the records in the first place, and this is the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The department has records of all vital records from the last months of the year 1907. For those whose records were made before that year, the archives may be the best venue for a search.
To request for a birth record from the department of public health and human services, the searcher should first visit the website of the department. Here, the searcher would be required to download the relevant form and fill up the same as accurately as possible before having the same notarized. The requirement of notarization is brought about by the fact that the record being requested for would be a certified copy. Once the form has been completed, the next step would be to make a money order to correspond to the required fee which is twelve dollars per record requested. The department would only accept money order to correspond to the required fee. Finally, the last requirement would be a copy of the front and back of any government issued identification card of the applicant where the signature of the applicant is clearly shown. Once all of this has been complied with, the requirements should be sent by mail to the department who would then conduct the search for the record.
If there are no records, a certificate reflecting the same would be issued to the applicant at the cost of twelve dollars. Meanwhile, all extra payment would be refunded.
A more efficient search would probably be for the searcher to use online database to search for these resources. Note that because most of these databases are not affiliated with the government, they could not really be used to establish identity, but rather, merely to confirm the existence of a person. There are a number of advantages that could be gleamed from using these online databases, such as the fact that while the data is the same, these online databases provide their information in a faster and more efficient manner. Some do not even charge anything for the use of their resources
Birth Records Montana
Follow the given procedure to obtain copies of birth records from the department of public health and human services
- Visit the website of the department and download the relevant form
- Fill up the form as accurately as possible and print the same. Alternatively, you could print it first then fill it up accurately.
- Make a money order to correspond to the required fee and attach the same with the application form and other requirements.
- Have a government issued identification card photocopied. Front and back must be at the same paper with your signature clearly visible and legible. Attach the same to the application form.
- Send all the requirements to the department via mail.
Montana Birth Certificate
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