Birth Certificate Verification for Military Personnel

Military personnel can electronically request and receive verifications for New York City birth certificates.

To request verifications:

  • Send an email to the Department of Health at
  • Include the registrant's name, date of birth, mother's first and maiden name, and father's first and last name
  • Enter "Military Verification" in the subject line
  • Submit the request from an official military email address
  • Attach entitlement documentation such as proof of application, induction, or enlistment documents

You will receive verification within 3 business days. You can email any questions to