Form VS 8A Instructions for Applying for a New Birth Certificate Following a Legitimation - Maine

Form VS8A or the "Instructions For Applying For A New Birth Certificate Following A Legitimation" is a form issued by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Download a PDF version of the Form VS8A down below or find it on the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Forms website.

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Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC)
220 Capitol Street
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
(207) 287-3771
Fax : (207) 287-1093
TTY Users: Dial 711 (Maine Relay)
Instructions for Applying for a New Birth Certificate
Following a Legitimation
LEGITIMATION occurs when the mother was not married at the time of birth, but later marries the
biological father. It may also occur when the mother was married at the time of the child’s birth, but not
to the biological father of the child. In this instance, the mother will need to show a divorce decree or a
court determination stating that the man she was married to is not the biological father of the child.
The following steps are required to obtain a new birth record:
1. An Application for an Amended Birth Record Following Legitimation (VS8) must be completed.
Both biological parents must sign and have their signatures notarized.
2. A certified copy of the Marriage Record is required.
3. A divorce decree or court determination is required if the mother was married at the time of birth
or conception.
4. A check or money order payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine for the fee of $60.00. This fee
includes a certified copy of the new birth record. Any additional copies ordered at the same time
are $6.00 each.
5. All of the above are to be mailed to address in the upper right hand corner of these instructions.
Please contact the Maine CDC vital records
if there are any questions.
office
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Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC)
220 Capitol Street
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
(207) 287-3771
Fax : (207) 287-1093
TTY Users: Dial 711 (Maine Relay)
Instructions for Applying for a New Birth Certificate
Following a Legitimation
LEGITIMATION occurs when the mother was not married at the time of birth, but later marries the
biological father. It may also occur when the mother was married at the time of the child’s birth, but not
to the biological father of the child. In this instance, the mother will need to show a divorce decree or a
court determination stating that the man she was married to is not the biological father of the child.
The following steps are required to obtain a new birth record:
1. An Application for an Amended Birth Record Following Legitimation (VS8) must be completed.
Both biological parents must sign and have their signatures notarized.
2. A certified copy of the Marriage Record is required.
3. A divorce decree or court determination is required if the mother was married at the time of birth
or conception.
4. A check or money order payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine for the fee of $60.00. This fee
includes a certified copy of the new birth record. Any additional copies ordered at the same time
are $6.00 each.
5. All of the above are to be mailed to address in the upper right hand corner of these instructions.
Please contact the Maine CDC vital records
if there are any questions.
office
S\vradminf\AMaster forms VS8A R 09/2013
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