How to Order a Birth Certificate Online

Learn how to order a certified birth certificate replacement online. Obtaining certified copies of your birth certificate online has never been easier than it is now.

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Obtaining certified copies of your birth certificate online has never been easier than it is now. Requesting a copy online is quicker than going through the process in-person and more accessible to those who are unable to physically visit a vital records office in the state they were born.

A certified birth certificate is legally recognized and often the only acceptable document for verifying your identity. It is required when applying for a driver’s license, marriage license, and other official proceedings. Keeping your birth certificate in a safe place is incredibly important, as they are the most commonly abused document in identity fraud. If you’ve misplaced your birth certificate or it’s been stolen, you can begin the application process today and have a replacement soon.

When applying for a birth certificate online:

Though some states will not accept credit cards when ordering a certified birth certificate replacement online, has a few simple steps which can be done from the convenience of your home. The ordering process for VitalRecordsOnline is streamlined and efficient. From filling out your application to gathering the required documents and submitting your forms, we’re here to answer your questions and make the experience stress-free. Our Electronic Download, Home Delivery, and Rushed Package options allow you to choose what’s best for your specific needs. Our intelligent system can assist you when gathering required documents, uploading them along with your IDs, and generating a completed vital records application. Our system is online and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with trained agents to assist you and track your application.

Step 1 – Fill and Submit Your Application Online

If you’re ready to order a certified copy of your birth certificate now, the first step is to fill out your application online by visiting, and click the “Request a certified copy of a birth certificate” button.

When the application opens, the following information will be required to complete your online application:

First, you’ll need to provide the full name and gender at birth for the person on record. If their names have changed, such as through marriage or court order, be sure to include that information as well.

  • Specifics about their birth, such as the specific location and date, will be required.
  • Full names for both of the individual’s parents should be entered in the application, including the mother’s maiden name.

Whether you are seeking to apply for your own birth certificate or are submitting an application for someone else, be sure to include contact information, including your name, phone number and email address.

  • If you’re applying for someone else such as a child or family member, you’ll be asked what your relationship to them is, and state your reason for requesting on their behalf.

The final section of the application form will ask for a physical address where the birth certificate replacement should be delivered. Click the Submit button when the form is complete.

Step 2 – Choose Package and Complete Your Online Order

❗️As of November 30th, 2023, all packages are no longer available.

Next, choose a package that fits your needs. We offer Electronic Download, Home Delivery, the Full-Service and Rushed Package options. All packages include a pre-paid postage to track your Birth Certificate Application online.

The Rush Package:
Save Time with the Rush Package. Some states can produce a certified birth certificate replacement in as quickly as 2 to 3 business days with our Rush Package option. If you choose the Rush Package, you’ll skip the 3rd Step and finalize your order now. After finalization, you’ll be able to monitor your application processing and track your package.

The Full-Service Package:
The Full-Service Package is the most popular option and is ideal for most people looking for the easiest solution to obtain their certified Birth Certificates online. This package requires no extra steps once you complete your order, and is entirely automated by one of our dedicated experts will take it from there. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of handling documents, sending mail, and writing checks to the State’s Health Departments. Simply wait for your certified birth certificate to arrive directly at your home address. The Full-Service Package is available for all 50 states and will arrive in as little as one week, but some states could take up to one month.

The eDownload Package:
With our eDownload Package, you can print out and submit your application and documents the same day with the postage prepaid.

The Home Delivery Package:
With our Home Delivery package, you’ll receive the package in the mail with your completed application and required documents. We also include a priority mail envelope with a prepaid USPS label and tracking number addressed to the State Health Department.

Process Payment
Once you’ve chosen the best package for your timeframe, add your credit or debit card information and process your online payment. Not all states will accept credit cards when ordering a certified birth certificate replacement online, but does accept credit card payments. After inputting your payment information, you will provide a digital signature that can be signed with your device’s touchscreen or mouse.

Finally, Complete Your Order
When your payment is complete, you will receive a prompt to upload photocopies of your driver’s license. It’s important to make sure the photocopies are high quality and include both the front and the back of your license. After your license is uploaded, your order will be verified, processed and the package will be reviewed by one of our experts.

If you need to edit your application after submitting it, you can log in to make the necessary changes at In your account, you can also track the status of your application while it’s in processing by visiting

Step 3 – Mail Forms to Your Local Office

This final step is only for those who chose the Home Delivery or E-Download Package, and are ready to submit their applications.

If you choose the Home Delivery Package, your complete package will arrive by mail. It will include 1 priority mail envelope with a prepaid USPS label addressed to the State Health Department, as well as a tracking number.

If you choose the E-Download Package, you’ll only need to print your application materials from your E-Download and obtain an envelope to mail your documents. A pre-paid postage stamp is included in your download.

Finally, don’t forget to include a Photocopy of Your Driver’s License, as well as a Check or Money Order for the amount of the state fee specified in your package. Checks should be payable to the Health Department mentioned in your package.

All of the required documents should be placed into your envelope and mailed from your home or any USPS dropbox.

  • Access to a mobile phone or laptop with internet
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Printing Paper
  • 8″ X 11″ Envelope
  • Postage Stamp

Our system is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you can submit and track your birth certificate replacement online anytime from the convenience of your own home.

Our trained agents will assist you and answer your questions to provide a stress-free experience when using

Your new Certified Birth Certificate Replacement will arrive by mail after processing is complete.

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