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Montana Birth Records

Perhaps one of the most requested for records from the government would be birth records like Montana Birth Records, and people may find that strange given that most people keep copies of their own birth records given how important the information contained within the records would be. The reason why people lose copies of their own birth records would have something to do with the fact that these records are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove that they are who they claim they are, and thus, when a person makes an application for almost anything in his or her life, copies of these records would be requested from the person so that the person could prove his identity.

Thus, when a person applies for a license, he or she would have to submit copies of his or her own Montana Birth Certificate and because the office would keep the copy of the record, it simply means that that particular record could no longer be used by the person who had submitted the same when the person makes another application, even if the application would be in the same office. That being the case, it is important to know how and where to make the request for copies of these records.

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As the official records of the government, Montana Vital Records are given the presumption of regularity such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. This means that the party who would be presenting copies of these records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true, but one must note that the records are only given the presumption if they were obtained from the proper sources, hence, there is the need to be aware of where the proper sources for the records would be. Note as well that the contents of the records are only given a prima facie presumption; hence, an opposing party could prove that the contents of the records are false by presenting competent evidence proving such allegation.

A person may make the request for copies of the records at both the local or county level and the national or state level, though most people would make the request at the local level as there would be fewer records at his level that would have to be checked when the request is made. The method for making the request would depend on the office where the request would be made, but it would usually be either through the mail or in person, with both methods having their own inherent set of advantages and disadvantages that would have to be taken into consideration when making the request.

It may be possible to find copies of Birth Records Free online through the use of online databases, but do note that most of these databases would still charge some sort of fee for the use of their services, albeit such fees would usually be very minimal. They could also present the information faster, but because they are not official sources, such information do not enjoy the presumption of regularity.

A request for copies of birth certificates may be done by following the given procedure

  • Obtain the necessary form and accomplish the same.
  • Attach upon the form proof of your eligibility to make the request.
  • Determine your required fee and make provisions to answer for the same through a money order or personal check.
  • Attach the money order or check to the accomplished form together.
  • Make a self-addressed envelope and attach the same to the accomplished form.
  • Together with all the requirements as may be necessary, send the accomplished form to the department of health for processing.
  • Wait for the office to finish processing your request and send you the records requested for.

Montana Vital Records

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