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Affidavit of Birth

When to use Affidavit of Birth

An affidavit of birth serves as a written and notarized statement under oath made in regards to your birth information or your child’s birth information. This documentation may be used for a number of legal purposes. Affidavits of birth are often used as evidence during family legal contests (such as child custody, paternity and divorce cases) but they may also be used in order to attest to facts for the purposes of employment, insurance, schooling, securing a passport, obtaining a driver’s license, etc.

After you have filled out an affidavit form, you will need to take it to be formally notarized. This process allows courts, banks, employers and other interested parties to treat the information you have provided as a sworn statement for legal purposes. Because you are swearing to the accuracy of the information provided in an affidavit, take care to be truthful, as failing to do so could result in negative legal consequences.


At any time that you need to make a statement under oath (as legally defined) about your birth or your child’s birth, you may be able to use an affidavit of birth in order to do so. Similarly, if you do not have access (and cannot reasonably gain access) to a complete and accurate birth certificate, an affidavit of birth may serve as an adequate substitute in many circumstances.

Please consider connecting with a lawyer if you have any concerns about making a statement under oath and/or ensuring that your statement has been properly drafted, notarized and filed. If you need to make a sworn statement about your birth or your child’s birth, this form can help you to accomplish that goal.

Alternative Names

Date of Birth Affidavit
Sworn Declaration of Live Birth
Affidavit Letter of Birth Date
Affidavit of Birth Certificate
Affidavit Birth Information Form
Birth Statement Under Oath
Birth Declaration Under Oath