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A valid birth certificate is required in order to access many crucial documents and services in California including (but not limited to):
Our simple, 3-step process
Step 1Fill out application
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Step 3Receive birth certificate
What is a certified birth certificate?
A certified copy of a birth certificate is a legal document that people can use as identification proof. It is totally different from the certificate of live birth. A certified copy can be used to apply for the first drivers licenses, social security cards, passports, visas, marriage certificates, death certificates, genealogy and many other crucial documents and services in the United States.
Real ID deadline update to October 1st of 2021. Read the complete article.
To order a copy of your lost birth certificate, the vital statistics office will require the following information to fill the application:
- • Birth information of the person in record.
- • Information about the parents of the person in record.
- • Name and contact information of the person filing the application.
If there is no father on your birth certificate, you can check this article to see what it means.
How to order a birth certificate in California?
Ordering a birth certificate replacement in California is possible with Vital Records Online.
First, you need to fill out an easy application. Second, you will need to pay the state fee and the service fee. Third, you will need to send the application package to the California Health Department, Finally, you will be receiving your birth certificate by mail. The entire process can be done without leaving home.
Where to get a birth certificate in California?
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.
You might be asking yourself, “Are there any vital records offices who can provide me with a birth certificate near me?” You will find the answer of that question in the first vital records office public database online.
Note: Due to the spread of the COVID-19, some vital record agencies are closed or they are only processing by mail or online applications. Check the current status here.
How much is a birth certificate?
Certified birth certificates are not free. If you need a copy of your birth certificate, the state will charge you $9 to $34 fee. Fees vary by states.You can check all states fees here.
How long does it take to get a birth certificate?
Each state has their own processing time. Usually you should expect to wait for your birth certificate copy between 3 business days to 16 business weeks. Check your state processing time here.
Documents required to order a birth certificate online
In order to complete the online application, the Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the state, but commonly people can use the drivers license or a state ID. Check the acceptable IDs of the state you need your vital record here.
If you have lost all your IDs, we prepare a quick guide to know what to do in those cases.
Who can request your birth records?
Certified copies of birth can be requested only by the person named in the birth certificate if they are 18 years or older. Also, parents and legal guardians or representatives can apply for them. Depending on the state, additional family members may be eligible to apply on behalf of the individual in need of the vital record. Check who can apply here.