To request and purchase a birth certificate online, please visit the VitalChek website. *VitalChek is a third party website. If you would like information on how to correct a vital record or amend a birth certificate, please refer to the California Department of Public Health site.
How do you obtain a copy of your birth certificate in California?
- In California, if you choose to go through the Office of Vital Records, a certified birth certificate copy can only be obtained by mail. If you wish to obtain a birth certificate copy more quickly, you can contact the Country Recorder’s Office in the county of birth to apply in person.
How do I get a copy of my birth certificate in 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 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?
We keep all of your information confidential. The average time to receive an expedited California birth certificate ranges from 5-9 days in most of the counties, and 15-19 days in Alameda, Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties.
How do I request a copy of my birth certificate?
Contact the vital records office in the state or territory where you were born to get a copy of your birth certificate. Follow the instructions for requesting copies and paying fees. If you need a copy fast, ask about expedited service or shipping when you place your order.
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.
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!).
Can you get birth certificate same day California?
Same-day service is available for births 1964 to present (Informational Certified Copies, however, are not available the same day). Births prior to 1964 will be mailed within 20 working days.
How long does it take to get birth certificate after baby is born?
When will I receive my newborn’s birth certificate? Newborn birth certificates are usually mailed about three weeks after your child was born.