Successful advocacy resulted in a waiver of fees for PA birth records requested for adults, youth and children experiencing homelessness. Therefore, HAP no longer submits birth certificate requests for homeless persons working with any type of case manager or social worker support since that individual should be taking the lead in securing these vital records.

Click here for a PA Birth Certificate Application Packet.

It includes the following forms and helpful information, which should be all you need:

  • PA Birth Certificate Application with fee waiver for anyone experiencing homelessness
  • Sample Cover Letter to PA Division of Vital Records on agency letterhead
  • Detailed Instructions: How to Apply for a Replacement PA Birth Certificate

If you experience any issues with the above process, request legal help via this online form and we can be in touch with additional guidance or, if needed, enter into direct representation.

If you or your client were born out of state, we can help. Click here for more information.