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28 Pa. Code § 1.4. Delayed registrations.

§ 1.4. Delayed registrations.

 (a)  If there is no record of birth on file with the Division of Vital Records and the birth occurred in this Commonwealth, a delayed registration of birth may be placed on file by the parents of a child up to 7 years of age without documentary evidence.

 (b)  Delayed registrations filed for children from 7 to 18 years of age or deceased persons may be executed by either parent or someone familiar with the facts of birth at the time of birth.

 (c)  Delayed registration for persons 18 years of age or older shall be filed by the subject.

 (d)  The face of the delayed registration form shall be completed and sworn to in the presence of a notarizing official and submitted to the Division of Vital Records in Harrisburg, together with one of the following pieces of documentary evidence:

   (1)  A certified copy of a county record showing the facts of birth.

   (2)  A notarized statement sworn to by the doctor or midwife who delivered the child.

   (3)  A baptismal certificate showing the facts of birth and certified by a priest or minister. The baptism shall have occurred 5 years prior to the date of application for delayed registration.

   (4)  A decree or certificate of adoption which shows the name of the child and the date and place of birth.

 (e)  In the event that none of the documents listed in subsection (d) are available, one recorded document at least 5 years old which conclusively establishes the correct name, date and place of birth shall be submitted.

 (f)  In every instance, there shall appear on the delayed registration of birth a notation as to the nature and date of the documentary evidence which was submitted and the certificate and copies thereof shall be marked ‘‘delayed.’’


   The provisions of this §  1.4 amended July 6, 1979, effective July 7, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2250. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (3356).

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