By now, you should already be aware that birth certificates are not something that you can just get anywhere, these are issued only by specific offices. However, if you’re indeed permitted to issue them, then we’ve got you all the resources you need, we even have birth certificate templates that you can use.
7 Steps to Making a Birth Certificate
Step 1: Get your office or agency registered
Not all organizations and agencies are allowed to issue birth certificates, only those that are registered by the government although this may vary across different countries. Nevertheless, the first thing that you will need to do before making birth certificates is to get your office registered so you’ll be allowed to issue them.
Step 2: Know what details to include on a birth certificate
Birth certificates include basic information such as the certificate holder’s name, date of birth, and the name of their parents. Other supporting details include the registration number, registration date, etc. Familiarizing these can help you comply with the standards as well as ensure that you’ll be providing your clients with only the necessary information.
Step 3: Download a birth certificate template
Starting from scratch might allows you to have full control over the layout. However, there are templates available that’ll provide you with the same feature and will get the job done in half the time. You’ll find some of these birth certificate templates below, simply download one that suits your preferences.
Step 4: Write the content of your birth certificate
You’ll probably notice that the basic birth certificate template that you just downloaded already comes with a pre-arranged layout and text fields that you can write on. Considering that you’re already familiar with what needs to be included on a birth certificate, you can now start adding the content on the fields or spaces provided.
Step 5: Proofread the content for errors
Birth certificates are legal documents and its contents are used to represent the individual throughout their lives. Ensuring accurate content is very important since having to correct any unnoticed error will take time and money. Therefore, always make sure to proofread the information before proceeding to the next step.
Step 6: Enhance the layout, if applicable
Only if applicable, you can enhance the layout by adding either graphical elements or colors to it. Although the templates below already come with these enhancements, you may rearrange them or even add more elements if needed. However, always be mindful of your state’s standards when applying enhancements to keep your birth certificates legal.
Step 7: Print your birth certificate
The last step in the process of making an official birth certificate is having it printed out. Make sure to use a durable paper material and to print in the best quality possible. Even after getting it printed, see to it that every detail is legible before sealing it and asking designated people to sign it.
12+ Birth Certificate Templates
Official Birth Certificate Template
Paws Birth Certificate Layout
Let’s get the ball rolling starting with this pet birth certificate template that’s designed to be used by veterinary clinics. Unlike birth certificates that are intended to be used for people, these don’t have strict regulations although it would help to keep it professional and still comply with the standards.
Creative Pet Birth Certificate Format
Here’s an alternate design to the previous pet birth certificate template. Although this one still comes with a border of paw illustrations, it comes with a pair of rounded borders covered in a pattern of paw prints. If you’re running a veterinary clinic, you’re welcome to choose between this and the previous birth certificate template.
Simple Animal Birth Certificate Design
Here’s another animal-themed birth certificate template to add to your list of options, but unlike the previous ones which had a purple color scheme by default, this one has a blue color scheme. Among the three templates that you’ve seen so far, you might like this one more because of its simple nature.
Puppy Pink Birth Certificate Template
Whoever said that you can have too much birth certificate templates for your furry loved ones? Before we move on to some templates taken from a different source, here is another template that you might want to consider using. This would also work perfectly if the theme of your veterinary clinic is pink.
Minimal Ornate Birth Certificate Example
Unlike the previous ones that you’ve seen, this template has been taken from a different source but is just as functional and visually-stunning as the previous ones. If you’re looking for a simple-looking certificate of birth template that’s also fully editable, then the one above would be a very good choice.
Birth Certificate Sample
In contrast to the previous birth certificate template, this one actually looks fancier because of its use of different colors on the design’s side borders. However, the use of white space is maximized in the middle in order to balance with those colors, and this also helps in making the text easier to read.
Creative Birth Certificate Template
Here is another creative birth certificate template that you might want to use, although this one isn’t as colorful as the last template. Nevertheless, it’s not about the use of colors when it comes to birth certificates, it’s always about providing the necessary details surrounding an individual’s birth, creativity in the design only comes second.
Rustic Animal Birth Certificate Sample
Here’s the first one of our collection of free-to-use certificate templates that you might want to download to make your own birth certificates. This one, just like the first few templates in this article, is an animal-themed birth certificate template that is meant to be used by veterinary clinics.
Simple Basic Birth Certificate Example
Regardless if you’re going to be using a paid or a free template, you’ll still be able to enjoy the same quality but with a few, barely-noticeable limitations for the free ones. Take for example the birth certificate template above, its design may be very simplistic but it is still fully editable and usable.
Little Boy Birth Certificate Layout
If you’re ever planning to issue a birth certificate for a newly-born baby boy, we’ve got a gender-specific birth certificate template that you can use. Here, the color scheme is appropriate to the baby’s gender, making it the best and most practical choice to those who are looking for free templates.
Little Girl Birth Certificate Design
This is a birth certificate template that has a girly touch. Since you’ve already seen a birth certificate template specifically for baby boys, here’s one that’s specifically designed to be used for baby girls. Its light pink hints and tones make it easy on the eyes.
Simple Birth Certificate
To end this article, here’s a clean, simple birth certificate template. Its straightforward and minimal design won’t clutter you with unnecessary details, making it an all-around template. By now, you’ve probably made up your mind, so start downloading a template now.