Documents to support the amendment of a birth record

Minnesota Rules, parts 4601.1000 and 4601.1100
Documents that will be considered if each document is applicable, authorized, established, readable, reliable, and valid:
  • a notarized statement from the physician or other licensed medical professional who attended the birth
  • an official transcript or an authenticated school record
  • an original or certified copy of a U.S. military discharge (DD214)
  • a valid United States passport
  • an authenticated hospital or clinic record
  • a certified copy of a marriage certificate
  • an original or certified copy of a naturalization certificate
  • an official tribal enrollment record that shows the name of the tribe
  • a baptism certificate or church record if the telephone number of the church is provided so that the document may be authenticated with the church
  • a certified copy of a birth certificate of a parent or a sibling

    Documents that will NOT be considered:
  • a social security card
  • a driver's license
  • an insurance card or an insurance policy
  • a State ID card
  • an application
  • an employee ID card
  • a permit
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    Examples
    To add the registrant's name:
    Submit one of the following documents: an authenticated hospital or clinic record, an authenticated school record, or an original or certified copy of military discharge.

    To change, or correct the spelling of the registrant's name:
    Submit two of the following documents: an authenticated hospital or clinic record, an authenticated school record, an original or certified copy of military discharge.

    To correct the spelling of a parent's name or to correct a parent's birth place or birth date:
    Submit two of the following documents: an authenticated hospital or clinic record, an authenticated school record, a valid U. S. passport, a certified copy of the parent's marriage certificate, an original or certified copy of a military discharge, a certified copy of the parent's birth certificate.

    Court Orders
    If you submit a certified copy of the court order that specifically directs the birth record to be changed, you do not need to submit any other supporting document. The name on the court order must match the name on the birth record exactly and changes to the birth record are limited to changes that are directed by the court order.

    If you submit a certified copy of a court order that does NOT direct the birth record to be changed, the court order must meet the age requirements and you must submit one additional document to support the amendment.