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Birth Verifications

Military personnel and government agencies only can verify births electronically by following the instructions below.  The Office of Vital Records processes verifications within 5 business days.  All other customers must purchase certificates in order to verify birth information for an individual.

Military personnel:

  • E-mail nycdohvr@health.nyc.gov
  • Include registrant's name, date of birth, mother's first and maiden name, and father's first and last name
  • Enter Military Verification in the subject line
  • Submit the request from a military e-mail address
  • Attach proof of application, induction or enlistment documents

State (other than New York) and federal agencies:

Authorized users can obtain verifications and other data electronically from any US jurisdiction through the National Association for Public Health Statistics (NAPHSIS)

New York state and city agencies: 

  • E-mail nycdohvr@health.nyc.gov
  • Include registrant's name, date of birth, mother's first and maiden name, and father's first and last name
  • Enter NYS or NYC Verification in the subject line

Questions?  E-mail nycdohvr@health.nyc.gov