How do I get a copy of my 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 do I get my original 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.
Is a certified birth certificate the same as original?
Certify copies Make a copy of the original document. Take the original document and your copy to the certifier. They will check your copy is the same as the original.
What’s an original birth certificate?
An original birth certificate is issued at the birth of a child and is issued before an adoption takes place. An amended birth certificate is the new birth certificate that is issued for an adopted child after an adoption becomes final. It shows the adoptive parents’ names like they are the biological parents.
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.
Is VitalChek real?
For 25 years, VitalChek has been an official, government-authorized service for citizens to securely order certified birth certificates and other vital records from official government agencies nationwide.
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!).