ALASKA BIRTH CERTIFICATE REQUEST FORM INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Incomplete applications or applications that do not include proper photo identification will be returned unprocessed.
• A person may only obtain his or her own birth certificate, except for parents who may obtain their own child’s birth certificate.
• A birth certificate can also be furnished to a legal guardian or a legal representative. A legal guardian must submit a certified copy of
the guardianship papers granted by the court when requesting a birth certificate. If you area a legal representative, include a letter
stating who you represent and how you are related to the person named on the record.
• Use the full first, middle, and last names as they appear on the certificate when filling out the request form.
• We can only process requests for births that occurred in Alaska. For births that occurred outside of Alaska, requests must be sent di‐
rectly to the appropriate state
• ALL REQUESTS MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF GOVERNMENT‐ISSUED PICTURE ID OF THE PERSON REQUESTING THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Enlarge the copy and lighten it as much as possible to ensure it is clear and readable when sent to the Bureau, ESPECIALLY IF YOU
ARE FAXING YOUR REQUEST. REQUESTS WITH DARK OR UNCLEAR COPIES OF IDs WILL BE RETURNED UNPROCESSED. Your signa‐
ture under the copied ID is also required.
The following are acceptable for identification purposes:
• A driver’s license or official identification card issued by another state in the U.S., jurisdiction or territory, unexpired, or expired
for not more than one year.
• An unexpired U.S. or foreign passport.
• U.S. military identification, military dependent identification or veteran’s identification.
If you are currently living in Alaska, a BIA or tribal identification card will also be accepted.
If you are unable to provide any of the above‐mentioned forms of identification, please contact the Alaska Bureau of Vital
Statistics at 907.465.3391 to speak with a customer