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May 22, 24

NEWS / Premature baby born to US couple finally issued birth certificate

A baby born prematurely to a couple from Minnesota in Brazil has finally had his birth certificate issued, after a delay of over 2 months. The couple can now apply for a US passport for their baby, which in turn would allow the baby to travel to the United States.

As we previously reported, Greyson Leo Philips was born 3 months prematurely on March 12, 2024, exactly 2 days before his parents, Chris and Cheri Philips, were supposed to make their way back to the United States having visited Brazil for a family memberís birthday in late February. Their stay in Brazil ended up getting postponed by over 2 months, as baby Greyson was placed in a neonatal intensive care unit for 51 days, an ordeal that was followed by the bureaucratic nightmare of obtaining the babyís Brazilian birth certificate.

The problem was that Brazilian authorities required the couple to prove the identity of the babyís grandparents, and the Philipsís had not taken any of their own parentsí documents when they went on vacation. They ended up in limbo as without a Brazilian birth certificate they could not obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad from the US Embassy, which, in turn, was required to apply for a US passport so the baby could travel back to the United States.

The story made headlines, and, according to KSTP News, a Brazilian government official finally delivered the childís birth certificate to the rental property at which the Philipís had been staying on May 17. More good news also came last week, when the couple, having reached out to the office of US Senator from Minnesota Tina Smith, learned that the US Embassy in Brazil was willing to waive some of the more arduous rules to get the baby home.

A&M Logos International can help you retrieve certified copies of your birth certificate from almost any locality or state. We can also get that birth certificate or other vital record apostilled or authenticated for use in any country around the world. Call us today at (212) 233-7061 or e-mail us at info@apostille.us. You may also wish to apply on our website.



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