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Once your birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.

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Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their birth certificates and other vital record orders.

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California Vital Statistics Agency Information

CALIFORNIA VITAL STATISTICS
California Vital Statistics issues Authorized and Informational copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates for events occurring in the state of California. You may order copies through VitalChek on an expedited bases.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.



CALIFORNIA VITAL STATISTICS BIRTH CERTIFICATES
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. Informational copies of birth certificates can be used for informational purposes only.

Who Can Order?
Authorized Copies - All applicants must pass online identity verification before the order will be processed. Any applicant who fails or opts out of online identity verification will be required to submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Acknowledgement before the order will be processed. Forms and Instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order. Individuals permitted to receive authorized, certified copies of California Vital Statistics birth certificates are listed below.

  • The certificate holder, a parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the certificate holder.
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record.
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or the certificate holder’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate.

Informational Copies - no documentation is required.

Available California (CA) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Informational Copy

If you are not eligible to receive an authorized copy of the birth record, you will receive a certified informational copy with the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy. This document is primarily used for genealogy and cannot be used for legal purposes

First Copy: $25.00    Additional Copies: $25.00

Birth Authorized Copy

A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes.

First Copy: $25.00    Additional Copies: $25.00

Birth Certificate Order Methods


Order Online
It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.

Fast | Secure | Authorized | Affordable

VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!

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