Q&A: Is it illegal to scan and make a copy of your birth certificate?
Question by Jamie D: Is it illegal to scan and make a copy of your birth certificate?
My dad needs a copy of his birth certificate fast (new job). He asked me to scan it and email it to him. But I read on the top of his birth certificate and it said something like “You may not create a copy of this certificate” or close to that. Does that mean it is illegal to make a copy of a birth certificate? My dad lives in Minneapolis MN but was originally from WI where me, my mom, and my sister live (my parents aren’t divorced if that’s what you’re thinking).
UPDATE: It says exactly this “It is illegal to reproduce this certificate according to state statue 69.24″.
Answer by The Truth
You cannot copy a birth certificate and try to pass it off as real. That is what the statute is referring to. Your father can make as many copies of his birth certificate as he would like if he is just giving them to his employer.
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