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Copy of Panama Canal Birth or Death Certificate

Only Those Listed Below May Obtain a Copy of These Records:

  • The individual whose birth is recorded on the document 
  • A legal guardian of the individual whose birth is recorded on the document
  • An authorized government agency or
  • A person with written authorization

All Consular Vital Records cost $50 per document.

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Request Copies of a Panama Canal Zone Birth Certificate

1. A notarized written (or typed) request that includes all of the following information:

  • Full name of the child at birth
  • Any adoptive names of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Full name of parents
  • Return address and telephone number

2. A copy of requester’s valid identification

3. A $50.00 check or money order for each copy requested.

  • Make payable to "Department of State"
  • Include a complete mailing address on the check.
  • The Department will assume no responsibility for cash lost in the mail.

4. Mail to:

Department of State
Passports Vital Records Section
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1213
Sterling, VA 20166-1213

PLEASE NOTE: REQUESTS THAT ARE NOT NOTARIZED OR DO NOT INCLUDE A COPY OF REQUESTER’S VALID ID WILL BE DELAYED.

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Request Copies of a Panama Canal Zone Death Certificate

1. A notarized written (or typed) request that includes all of the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Signature of requester
  • Return address and telephone number

2. A copy of requester’s valid identification

3. A $50.00 check or money order for each copy requested.

  • Make payable to "Department of State"
  • The Department will assume no responsibility for cash lost in the mail.

4. Mail to:

Department of State
Passports Vital Records Section
44132 Mercure Cir. 
PO Box 1213
Sterling, VA 20166-1213

PLEASE NOTE: REQUESTS THAT ARE NOT NOTARIZED OR DO NOT INCLUDE A COPY OF REQUESTER’S VALID ID WILL BE DELAYED

 

Overnight Delivery

Send your request to our office using overnight delivery for quicker service. To have your records returned to you using overnight delivery, include an additional $15.45 with your request or a pre-paid envelope for the delivery service provider of your choice.

To check the status of your Panama Canal Zone document request, call 202-485-8300.

 


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