Request a Copy by Mail
- Complete the Birth Record and Notarized Certificate of Identity.
- Sign the application and the Certificate of Identity.
- The Certificate of Identity must be notarized or it will delay the process.
How do you get a copy of your birth certificate?
- To obtain a copy of any of a birth certificate in the United States, write or go to the vital statistics office in the state or area where the event occurred. To ensure that you receive an accurate record for your request and that your request is filled with all due speed,
How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Los Angeles County?
Most mail requests are processed within 20 days. The processing time does not include the delivery time to and from the office, weekends or holidays.
What is the fastest way to get a birth certificate in California?
You may order copies through VitalChek on an expedited bases. California Vital Statistics issues Authorized and Informational copies of birth certificates; authorized copies are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment and personal identification purposes.
How long does it take to get a birth certificate in California in person?
Birth certificates start at medical facilities, pass through the Health Department, and arrive at the Clerk-Recorder’s Office. This process takes time—in most cases, the Office can issue a certificate four weeks after the birth of a child.
Can I get a copy of my birth certificate online?
You can get a certified copy of your birth certificate online or by visiting the birth certificate office where the person on record was born. Ordering your birth certificate online is the easiest way to order birth records.
How do I obtain my birth certificate from California?
You may be able to obtain a copy of the original birth certificate by filing a petition under California Health and Safety Code Section 102705 in the clerk’s office of the county superior court where you reside (if you live in California), or the county where the adoption was finalized.
What do I need to get a birth certificate for my child?
While filling out the paperwork for your child’s birth certificate, both parents will have to provide information such as Social Security numbers, full name, maiden name, and supply proof of identification — as well as include a mailing address (so bring your driver’s license or passport to the hospital with you!).