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I need the birth certificate sent in with the passport application as soon as possible

by Shawn
(Hillside, NJ, USA)

Question: I applied November 3 for my daughters first passport. I sent in the original birth certificate in with the passport application.


I need to travel in the beginning of January to Brazil but first I still need to apply for my daughter's Brazilian passport which also requires original birth certificate.

I know the passport takes 4-6 weeks to receive which is fine but I really need the original birth certificate as soon as possible in order to apply for her Brazilian passport to get it in time for our January trip.

Answer: The birth certificate cannot be returned while the application is being processed. The documents must remain with the application and will be returned to you when the process is completed.

Once the birth certificate arrives, you can appear at a Brazilian consulate and submit the application for your daughter's passport. Applications submitted in person can be expedited in two weeks.

Even if it takes 6 weeks for the American passport process to be completed, you should still be able to obtain both passports by the end of December.

Brazil Consulate in New York

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I sent a birth certificate which I never received
by: carmen

Please tell me where to claim it. I need as soon as possible.

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Carmen,

Birth certificates are returned separately from passports. If it has not arrived within 10 days after the arrival of your passport, contact the National Passport Information Center by calling 1-877-487-2778.

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