Birth Verification Letter
A birth verification letter is simply a document indicating that birth was registered and that a birth record exists. Currently, only the state of Texas issues birth verification letters.
A birth verification letter includes the individual’s full name, date of birth, county of birth, and state file number. You can apply for one online for any Texas birth, from 1903 to the present, using the person on record:
- Full name at birth
- Date of birth
- County/city of birth
- Mother’s full name (including maiden name)
- Father’s full name
Birth verification letters are not the same as birth certificates, so they may not be accepted for official use, depending on the situation.