Filling out the birth certificate

Fill out the form provided to you by the midwife.  Please return to midwife at first or second appointment.  After the birth–and the choosing of the name–the midwife will complete it, file it electronically, and submit it to the State of Washington in the days following the birth.

Ordering your baby’s birth certificate

The submission and ordering process is all automated now.  It will be available within a week of birth.  Once you receive it, check it for any errors in spelling or dates.  You can make any change for free at this point.

Ordering your baby’s SSN

If you request a SSN, it will be done automatically when the birth certificate is submitted and will be sent to you directly.

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The DOH provides detailed instructions.