American Citizens Born Abroad Premium Service
For American citizens who were born abroad, a copy of your Record of Birth Abroad can be obtained in as little as four weeks, but may take up to eight weeks or longer.
These documents, like most consular vital records, are retrieved from the National Archives or other record repositories and definitive turnaround times are not available.
However, all requests placed through VitalChek's express certificate service are processed by VitalChek on an expedited priority basis.
A Record of Birth Abroad is the equivalent of a certified birth certificate, and can typically be used for legal purposes including applying for a passport or for proof of U.S. citizenship.
All requests filled through VitalChek's express certificate service for Birth Abroad Records must: