Having a certified birth certificate can mean the difference between getting a license or not getting a license. It can mean you either get a passport, or you stay grounded. If you do not have a certified copy of a birth certificate, you may not even be able to get married! It is definitely important to have a birth certificate, and getting a certified Texas birth certificate with an apostille is not as difficult as many believe it to be.
For starters, it is important that you know as much information as you can. If you do not know where you were born, you should ask your parents or other family members for that information. Having the right information can mean all the difference, because while the state of Texas does hold a copy of the birth certificate, it is generally the towns that are the ones that relinquish the copy.
Once you have found out exactly which town your parents lived in, for example Austin, go online to find the town clerk’s office. This may be listed as a municipal office. Call them and explain your situation. Generally, they are more than happy to send you a certified copy of your birth certificate. Or if you don’t have the time, you can always hire an apostille Austin service to get it done for you.
It is important to point out, though, that in order to get a certified Texas birth certificate, you will need to prove that you are who you say you are. They will not give the information to just anybody as they are considered private records. You will have to send valid photo identification. If you do not have valid photo ID, they will accept the photo ID of a close relative, such as a parent, grandparent, or aunt and uncle. Also, in order to get your birth certificate you will be required to pay a small fee. This covers the certification process and sending the birth certificate to you.