Submit a copy of the original birth certificate to the Department of Vital Statistics in your state.
Pay the applicable fee.
To ask the father to sign an affidavit acknowledging paternity.
A new birth certificate with the child’s name will then be sent to the parents.
Can the father be added to the birth certificate later?
If the father is not present at the hospital following the birth, the mother will not be able to list him as the father on the birth certificate in his absence—the father and mother will instead have to sign the voluntary declaration of paternity at a later time, and have the father’s name added to the birth
How much does it cost to add father’s name to birth certificate?
Once the form is signed and notarized, the father’s name can be added to the certificate. We will then be able to give you a certified copy. The amendment fee is $15 in addition to the fees for certified copies of the birth certificate.
How long does a father have to establish paternity in California?
In California, paternity can be established up to 3 years after a child’s 18th birthday. If a person is married when their child is born, and he/her has doubts about paternity, a court order for a blood test can be obtained within 2 years of the child’s birth.
Can I put the father’s name on the birth certificate?
In most cases, the hospital or vital records office will require that the father and mother sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity to put the father on the birth certificate. Your copy may not have your father’s name, but the version at the vital records office may.
Do I have to put my child’s father on the birth certificate?
In reality, your baby’s father can formally request custody or visitation at any time—whether he’s on the birth certificate or not. All he has to do is file a request with your local family court.
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