legal documents

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous (Czech-Related)' started by Petronela, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Petronela

    Petronela Well-Known Member

    Hello all,
    I’m not sure if this is correct place to post my question … if not I really am sorry.
    To make a long story short …. I can’t find my birth certificate. Not sure when I lost it (and I may yet find it), but while packing other documents I noticed it’s absence. I don’t really “need” it atm but “just in case” I believe I should have a copy.
    So my question is: What would be the proper way of obtaining notarized copy, without having to travel to my birth city?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    Contact the county administration building in the County in which you were born. They should be able to email or fax you a form. You fill it out, providing copied proof of id send in the papers with a small fee and they will send it in the mail. At least that's the way it works in Michigan.
  3. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    That might not work if you were born in a city like Prague. Is there a Czech consulate anywhere near you?
  4. Petronela

    Petronela Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for the ideas, I’m definitely giving it a try.
    So far I found the official website of the city I was born in, but the forms from there must be presented in person at local office.
    I was not able to find any useful info on “okresni mesto” website but did send an e-mail to “krajske mesto matrika” so maybe they will answer.
    I’m also waiting for respond from embassy to my e-mail, as suggested it can’t hurt to ask them too.
    I’m just glad it’s not a serious issue. To be honest in the twenty or so years I’ve been living in US I can not recall a single time anyone ever needed to see my birth certificate.
    Once again thank you for taking the time to answer :)
  5. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    Good luck!
    I hope you are able to get a copy. I don't ever remember needing mine.
    Since mine is not in english, I doubt any officials here would be able to read it. :D

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