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Order Official District of Columbia (DC) Birth Certificates Online From D.C. Vital Records.



Once your District of Columbia (DC) birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent the next business day to the government agency for processing.



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

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Birth Certificate | Obtain a copy of your birth record

(Government Certified) 

 May include Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships
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D.C. Vital Records Agency Information

The District of Columbia Division of Vital Records (D.C. Vital Records) issues certified copies of D.C. birth certificates and D.C. death certificates for events which occurred within the District of Columbia. You may order copies of D.C. vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

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.

D.C. Vital Records issues only certified copies of D.C. birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, personal identification and other legal purposes.

Who Can Order?
You may order copies of D.C. birth certificates for yourself, your child, your mother or father, or an adult sibling. To order a spouse's birth certificate, you must have a notarized statement authorizing the spouse to obtain a copy of his/her record. Legal guardians, legal representatives and social workers must submit proof of entitlement. Entitlement documentation should be faxed to 202.783.0136, upon completion of your online order.

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Available District of Columbia (DC) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Certificate

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: $23.00    Additional Copies: $23.00

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.

Order By Fax
This agency accepts orders by fax. Please fax your completed application to 877-553-2119.

Birth Long Certificate Fax Application

Birth Short Certificate Fax Application

Death Certificate Fax Application

Order By Phone
To place your order by phone, please call 877-572-6332. Have your credit card information and certificate information ready when you place your call to help speed up the order process.

Obtain official, certified District of Columbia (DC) birth records from D.C. Vital Records online – quickly and securely.

VitalChek is an official service, authorized by D.C. Vital Records, to securely order certified District of Columbia (DC) vital records, like birth certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by D.C. Vital Records, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

As a government-approved organization for 25 years, VitalChek safely delivers millions of vital records every year and is America’s #1 resource for ordering certified birth certificates across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as District of Columbia birth certificates, simple, fast and secure:

  • Simple step-by-step ordering with easy to use editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.
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  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering District of Columbia (DC) birth certificates for yourself or your family from the privacy of your home or office, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, with no hidden fees or unexplained charges. No traffic, no standing in line, no parking, no hassles.