How do I get my birth certificate?

Birth certificates can be obtained at the Town / City Clerk in the location where the birth took place. For births in New York State, but outside of New York City, they can also be obtained by calling 518-474-3077. For births in New York City call 212-788-4250. For 24 hour customer assistance for ordering, pricing and delivery information call 800-255-2414 or download a request form from the Vital Check website.

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1. What form do I use?
2. What must I provide with my application?
3. How much does it cost and how do I make out my checks?
4. What if I need it sooner than six weeks?
5. What if I want to check the status of my application?
6. Where can I get my pictures taken?
7. Will the documents (old Passport, naturalization or birth certificate) I submitted with my application be returned to me?
8. When will my passport expire?
9. Where can I get a money order?
10. How do I get my birth certificate?
11. How can I renew my passport?
12. Who should I call if I need more information?
13. What is a Passport Card?