NevadaThis is our experience with getting a birth certificate in Nevada, Clark County.
Firstly, we put it off for almost 4 years. After 4 years, you have to go through the state capitol and it's a delayed birth certificate. I don't have experience with that.
Here is a list of what they wanted me to have:
*2 notarized witness letters (the letters said they knew I was pregnant, and were told of the birth, which occurred at [address] and [time & date], and they saw the baby shortly afterward)
*2 bills that proved we lived at the residence
*doctor or midwife records for prenatal care and newborn check
*parents' driver's licenses
*parents' social security cards
There are some other things that you could use that I can't remember right now. You can call the office of vital statistics to get the full list.
However, we did not have any doctor or midwife records and they didn't say anything about that. We also did not have any paycheck stubs, due to an oversight on my part. I had just forgotten they were part of the list. She seemed a bit annoyed about that, but asked if we had older children that were in the system. I have two older daughters who were both born in hospitals, so she looked them up and said that having other children in the system helps. So she overlooked our not having the paycheck stubs. That may have also helped with not having the doctor or midwife records as well, but I'm not sure, as the only thing she said about that was, so you didn't have any prenatal care or see a doctor or a midwife, I said no, she moved on.
Anyway, after that we just filled out the homebirth paperwork, she typed it all up, and within about a half an hour we had a birth certificate. The woman we worked with was overall very nice and only raised an eyebrow at the fact that we put it off for so long. And even that was in a mostly jesting manner. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be and apparently I had nothing to be nervous about, which is probably why I kept putting it off.
Also, part of the paperwork we filled out was a box to check giving them permission to send info for the s.s. card, so that was taken care of as well.