How does a victim of a natural disaster, abuse, or other similar situations with no form of ID obtain a copy of a vital record?

If possible, such an individual can reach out to a qualifying family member or official representative authorized to obtain a vital record.

If no such individual or representative is available and no ID or proof of identity can be established, the record could also be obtained through VitalChek (additional cost), which can verify an identity online through public record data powered by LexisNexis. The record could then be mailed to the requestor’s temporary, shelter, or current mailing address.


If the individual has no ID or paperwork, no family, no official representative or individual that would qualify with tangible interest, and cannot order online, in those rare circumstances, the Missouri Bureau of Vital Records could be contacted to evaluate the situation in consultation with the Missouri State Registrar of Vital Records. Providing a copy of a vital record in these situations is granted on a case-by-case basis.

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