Every year, HAP helps close to a thousand Philadelphians obtain their birth certificates through our clinics. Now that Pennsylvania is waiving the application fee for anyone experiencing homelessness, we can show you how to request your own birth record. Born out of state, or have some other issue? HAP can help with that too.
- For a comprehensive guide on how to request birth certificates with HAP, click right here.
- PA birth certificates are free to anyone experiencing homelessness. Click here for the PA BC application with the fee waiver.
- Fees are also waived for anyone born in PA who is under the age of 18 and in the Foster Care or Juvenile Justice System. See application here.
PA State ID
For anyone experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, new PA state IDs are now free. Exceptions do apply though, like if your ID is lost rather than expired.
Social Security Cards
Social Security provides free replacement cards, but barriers still arise. Whether you don’t know your SS Number or need to request a change, HAP can help.
Replacement Immigration Documents
Immigration documents, like green cards and passports, can be tricky to replace and may impact your status. No matter your country of origin, HAP can help locate and obtain replacements, or refer you to another program that is better positioned to help.