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VitalChek is your authorized source for secure, online certificate amendments or corrections.
Since 1987, VitalChek has provided Americans with secure and authorized online ordering for official government-certified vital records such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage and divorce records.
Now you can submit your amendment or correction request online through our secure, authorized service.
Government ApprovedVitalChek is the only external processor authorized by hundreds of agencies across the nation for ordering official vital records online.
Trusted ReputationVitalChek safely processes millions of vital record orders every year – with no hidden charges or inflated prices.
Secure & ConvenientVitalChek provides fast, convenient, and secure ordering capabilities for official vital records – all from the privacy of your home or office 24/7.

What is an Amendment?

An Amendment to a birth certificate or other vital record, is typically a more complex change and has the following characteristics:

  • Generally covers changes like adding the father’s name to a certificate, or other such changes made after the first year the original certificate was issued
  • Will require follow-up documentation (generally referred to as “documentary evidence”) from the person requesting the change

What is a Correction?

A Correction to a birth certificate or other vital record, is usually a less-complicated change with the following characteristics:

  • Generally made as a result of a data entry error, such as correcting the spelling of a name, adding a middle name, and other similar changes
  • Will require follow-up documentation (generally referred to as “documentary evidence”) from the person requesting the change

Benefits of VitalChek

VitalChek is a fast and convenient way to request certificate amendments or corrections, as well as order certified government-issued vital records online. Beware of other online services that do not have relationships directly with the agencies that store your vital records. Consider these VitalChek benefits:

Trust. For over 25 years, VitalChek has been the direct connection between citizens and the government agencies housing their certified government-issued vital records. We pioneered the industry, and our secure Web site continues that tradition, with safe and authorized document ordering and handling of electronic transactions.

Convenience. Ordering from VitalChek means that you can order a copy of your vital records from the privacy of your own home or office, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Speed. Our order process usually takes less than 10 minutes - much faster than waiting for a record in person. And you can usually select express courier service for even faster delivery when time is running out.

Price. Unlike almost all other remote ordering services, VitalChek sets its pricing guidelines in conjunction with the government agency, so you pay only the cost of the document and a minimal processing fee. There are no hidden or unexplained costs.

Additional Services

In addition to requesting an Amendment or Correction to your certificate, you may also securely order other vital records for yourself or family members. Whether you need a certified birth certificate to sign-up a child for school or youth sports, need an additional copy of a loved one’s death certificate, or need a marriage certificate when applying for a passport – VitalChek can help.

Other services which may be helpful are shown below from our parent company, LexisNexis®, and some of our other service partners:

Access Personal Reports Information – from LexisNexis
Family History & Genealogy – through
People Finder Information – from PeopleWise, a LexisNexis Co.
Passport Services – through trusted Passport expediting services
Identity Protection Resources – from ProtectMyID®
Fax & Notary Services – through UPS Store locations nationwide