Yes, birth certificates can be mailed, but there are specific guidelines that must be followed to ensure they reach their destination safely and securely.

When Can Birth Certificates Be Mailed?

Birth certificates can be mailed in certain situations, such as:


  • When the applicant is unable to apply in person: If the applicant is physically unable to visit a government office to apply for a birth certificate, they may be able to mail their application.
  • When the applicant lives outside of the country: Applicants who reside outside of the country where the birth certificate was issued can mail their application to the appropriate government agency.
  • When the applicant is requesting multiple copies: If an applicant needs multiple copies of their birth certificate, they may be able to mail their request to the government agency.

Guidelines for Mailing Birth Certificates

Here are some general guidelines for mailing birth certificates:


  • Use registered mail with tracking: Registered mail provides a record of the mailing and ensures that the recipient is required to sign for the package.
  • Photocopy the birth certificate: Before mailing the original birth certificate, it is recommended to photocopy it for your records.
  • Use a sturdy envelope: The envelope should be sturdy and padded to protect the birth certificate from damage during shipping.
  • Insure the package: If the birth certificate is valuable, it is a good idea to insure the package for its full value.

Guidelines for Mailing Birth Certificates Internationally

In addition to the general guidelines above, there may be specific requirements for mailing birth certificates internationally. These requirements may vary depending on the country to which the birth certificate is being mailed. It is important to check with the postal service in the destination country for specific instructions.

Docassist’s Services

Docassist can help you mail your birth certificate safely and securely. We offer a variety of services, including:


  • Preparing the application: We can help you complete the application form and gather the necessary supporting documents.
  • Obtaining the birth certificate: We can obtain the birth certificate on your behalf and verify its authenticity.
  • Mailing the birth certificate: We can mail the birth certificate using registered mail with tracking and insurance.

Contact Docassist Today

If you need to mail your birth certificate, contact Docassist today. We can help you with the entire process, from preparing the application to mailing the certificate. We offer competitive rates and excellent customer service.


Mailing birth certificates can be a convenient and efficient way to obtain these important documents. However, it is important to follow the guidelines carefully to ensure that the certificates reach their destination safely and securely. Docassist can help you with every step of the process.


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