Birth Certificate Errors

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Birth Certificate Errors

Postby Drew927 » 04 Mar 2010, 18:20

I just recieved the NYC birth certificate for my father. I found it to have the last names grossly mispelled. He was born in 1929 and had it ammended in 1947 to fix his last name and my grandmothers first name.

The last name for both grandparents was left incorrect. My father is now deceased, so would I be able to fix the birth certificate? I can't seem to get through to the office of vital records to ask.

With all of the supporting documents proving the correct spelling, should I even bother? Will the Italian Consulate accept it the way it is?

Any Idea's?

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Re: Birth Certificate Errors

Postby PeterTimber » 04 Mar 2010, 20:41

If you ask the Italian Consulate your applying to for their opinion then you will know if it is acceptable for them and you will have nothing else to do. If they say you will have to take an action to resolve the problem then you will do it and correct the problem.

If someone here recommends an action or no action to you,then you will not know if their advice is right or wrong since it will be a judgement and not a certainty. =Peter=
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Re: Birth Certificate Errors

Postby Drew927 » 10 Mar 2010, 21:37

I went to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene today and spoke with a clerk in the corrections department about the errors on my fathers birth certificate. It was a very easy fix, she asked if i was applying for Dual Citizenship and requested my grandparents marriage certificate and grandfathers birth certificate. I paid the $40.00 fee and will have the corrected birth certificate in 30 business days.

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Re: Birth Certificate Errors

Postby corrado » 10 Mar 2010, 23:55

wow way cool, in illinois you need a court order ( bummer) to do that!

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Re: Birth Certificate Errors

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Mar 2010, 01:37

Dear Drew then you took an action and resolved it painlessly. =Peter=
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Re: Birth Certificate Errors

Postby Drew927 » 11 Mar 2010, 01:49

Yes Peter, I guess I knew what had to be done. Just needed a kick in the pants. Thanks


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