Prove your citizenship: born in the U.S with no birth certificate
If you were born in the U.S. and have no birth certificate, learn how to get documentation to prove you are a U.S. citizen.
Contact the vital records office in your birth state so they can search for a record of your birth. If they cannot find your birth record, they will issue you a Letter of No Record, which includes:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- The years searched by the vital records office to find your birth record
- Confirmation that they were unable to find a birth certificate on file
You may also need secondary evidence of citizenship to prove your birth in the U.S. This could include:
LAST UPDATED: May 11, 2023
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