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MICHIGAN VITAL RECORDS
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vital Records (Michigan Vital Records) issues certified copies of Michigan birth certificates, Michigan death certificates, Michigan marriage certificates and Michigan divorce certificates for events that occurred within the State of Michigan. Affidavit of Parentage records filed in the Central Paternity Registry since June 1, 1997, are also available online. You may order copies of Michigan Vital Records through VitalChek on an expedited basis. Michigan Vital Records charges a $12.00 RUSH fee for each online order, in addition to VitalChek's $11.50 credit card handling charge.

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MICHIGAN BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Michigan Vital Records issues certified copies of Michigan birth certificates that are typically acceptable for passport, social security, school registration, employment, personal identification purposes and other legal purposes.

Authenticated, certified copies of Michigan birth certificates are also available for those records needing an "apostille" applied by the Office of the Great Seal (please allow an additional 3-4 weeks for this process). An authenticated Michigan birth certificate is not needed for foreign travel.

Who Can Order?
Access to Michigan birth records is restricted. You may order copies of Michigan birth certificates for yourself or a child, as long as you are named on the record being ordered. Anyone not listed on the certificate must submit proof of entitlement. Please visit the Michigan Vital Records website for entitlement requirements. Online orders are not accepted for the birth record of a deceased person as additional information is required.


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Available Michigan (MI) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Certificate

Birth records less than 100 years old are restricted in Michigan and you must prove eligibility in order to request one. 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. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Michigan from 1867 to present.

First Copy: $46.00    Additional Copies: $16.00

Birth Certificate (Age 65+)

Birth records less than 100 years old are restricted in Michigan and you must prove eligibility in order to request one. 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. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Michigan from 1867 to present.

Important Note - To be eligible for the reduced fee, you must be age 65 or older and must be ordering a copy of your own birth certificate. If you are not age 65 or older, please choose Your Birth Record Or Your Child's Birth Record from the list of record options above.

First Copy: $26.00    Additional Copies: $16.00

Birth Record - Live Person Apostille/Exemplified

Birth records less than 100 years old are restricted in Michigan and you must prove eligibility in order to request one. A certified birth certificate that contains an apostille. This authenticated record is printed on special safety paper and contains a raised, embossed seal. It also contains the Great Seal of Michigan, as required by some foreign countries for adoption, marriage, establishment of citizenship, work visa, or court action in a foreign country. An authenticated record (apostille) is not required for foreign travel. When ordering an apostille, you must provide the name of the FOREIGN country where the document will be used. An apostille CANNOT be applied to a document that will be used in the United States. Please allow an additional 2 -3 weeks processing time at the Office of the Great Seal, in addition to the regular processing time.

First Copy: $67.00    Additional Copies: $26.00

Birth Genealogy

A certified birth certificate that can be used for genealogical purposes. Important Note - To be eligible for this record, the event date must be 100 years old or older.

First Copy: $46.00    Additional Copies: $16.00

Affidavit of Parentage

An Affidavit of Parentage is a legal document stating that the father has accepted all legal responsibility for the child. Affidavits are available for filings that occurred from 6/01/1997 to the present that are available within the Central Paternity Registry. To request an Affidavit of Parentage, please select 'Birth Certificate' under 'Start Your Order' above, to begin the ordering process. You will need to select 'Affidavit of Parentage' as the 'Reason' for request.

If you would like an Affidavit of Parentage prior to 6/01/1997, please contact the Probate Court in the county where the mother resided at the time of signing or the Probate Court in the county where the child was born.

Who Can Order?
Affidavit of Parentage records are restricted documents and are only available to the mother, father or child named on the record. Additional eligibility options are available by contacting the State Vital Records office directly.

First Copy: $46.00    Additional Copies: $16.00

Heirloom Birth Certificate

This is a souvenir document that can be passed from generation to generation as a cherished keepsake. The souvenir heirloom birth certificate is 8.5 x 11 inches (suitable for framing). There are five different designs to choose from, created from original artwork. These beautiful keepsake certificates are printed in color and can be purchased as a remembrance of that special occasion. The sale of each heirloom birth certificate will provide $20.00 to the Children’s Trust Fund of Michigan.

Non-certified heirloom birth certificates can be used for souvenir purposes only and cannot be used for proof of citizenship or any other official or legal purpose.

To request a heirloom birth certificate, please select ‘Birth Certificate’, under ‘Start Your Order’ above, to begin the ordering process. You will need to select one of the following reasons as the ‘Reason’ for request: Informational Only (Uncertified), Personal Records/Use, Souvenir/Heirloom.

First Copy: $40.00    Additional Copies: $40.00

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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!).

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