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Organizations participating in the program are located in 16 counties. They can help homeless individuals get their birth certificate for no cost. You can go to any one of the homeless service providers or organizations to get help.To find one near you:
Go to one of the participating homeless service providers or organizations. They can:
You will need to mail your order form. check. documentation and completed application to Oregon Vital Records. Vital Records will mail your birth certificate to you in care of the address on the order form.
No. Persons who are homeless and who want to get their birth certificate under this program must mail in their order form, check, documentation and letter to Oregon Vital Records. Please contact a participating homeless service provider or organization to get started.
You need to complete the
Oregon Birth Record Order Form. Include the original affidavit for “Homeless Status for a Fee-Exempt Certified Copy of Birth Certificate." Please go to one of the participating homeless service providers or organizations to get help completing the forms.
list of acceptable proofs of identity is on the Oregon Vital Records website. Participating homeless service providers and organizations can help you get your acceptable proofs of identity.If you don't have acceptable proofs of identity, the homeless service provider or organization will help you work with Oregon Vital Records to determine what information is needed to release your birth certificate.
No. The grant program was established for individuals who are homeless to get their own birth certificate free of charge. This grant program does not provide funds to get family members' birth certificates.
Your birth certificate will be mailed to the address on your order form. The envelope will be addressed to you since it is your birth certificate.
Yes. A birth certificate is a legal document used to establish identity. It shows who you are, and when and where you were born. Your birth certificate is a legal document and is confidential. Be sure to keep it in a safe place.
Check with the state where you were born to find out the fee for getting your birth record and what documentation is needed. You will need to provide payment to the state for the birth record. Payment must be provided by one of the participating Oregon homeless service providers.
Homeless service providers throughout the state were contacted about the program, and those who chose to participate are currently enrolled. All funds have been distributed. Future funding for the program will need to be authorized by the Oregon legislature. Please contact the Birth Certificate Program with the Social Determinants of Health Unit,
firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in participating in this program in the future.
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