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We make it easy to order your official birth certificate online.

Looking for a certified birth certificate?

VitalChek is your direct connection to:

  • Order certified copies of birth certificates (with government seal) for your immediate family from the US and Puerto Rico.
  • Obtain information and instructions for ordering birth certificates from state, county and city vital record agencies nationwide.

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Birth Certificate | Obtain a copy of your birth record

(Government Certified) 

 May include Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

Obtain official, certified birth certificates online – quickly and securely.

For 25 years, VitalChek has been an official, government-authorized service for citizens to securely order certified birth certificates and other vital records from official government agencies nationwide. Other online services may not be authorized by the agency issuing birth records, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

As America’s #1 resource for ordering certified birth certificates and other official vital records, VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents simple, fast and secure:

  • Simple step-by-step ordering with easy to use editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.
  • Fast online ordering, processing & delivery options to help get your requested birth certificate as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering birth records and other vital records 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.

States with agencies who provide birth records

 
Online ordering and credit card payment services are provided by VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an official, government-authorized express certificate service for remote ordering of certified vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates), and incorporates added security to ensure your information and documents are treated safely.
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