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  • Order certified copies of Pennsylvania birth certificates (with government seal) for your immediate family from Pennsylvania Vital Records.
  • Obtain information and instructions for ordering birth certificates from Pennsylvania Vital Records.

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Pennsylvania Vital Records Agency Information

PENNSYLVANIA VITAL RECORDS
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records maintains records of births and deaths that occurred in Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present. The Division of Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth and death records.

The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records office does not issue copies of Pennsylvania marriage and divorce records. Copies of these vital records may be obtained by contacting the courthouse in the county where the marriage license was issued or divorce decree was granted.

Copies of Pennsylvania vital records may be obtained 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.



PENNSYLVANIA BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records issues certified copies of Pennsylvania birth certificates with a raised seal that are typically acceptable for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, Social Security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification, employment and other legal purposes.

Who Can Order?
To order certified copies of Pennsylvania birth certificates, the eligible applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. You may order a copy of your own certificate or one for an immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, child, grandparent or grandchild).

Legal representatives must submit additional documentation justifying their need for copies of Pennsylvania birth certificates. Therefore, legal representatives are not eligible to order birth certificates online.

Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
Pennsylvania Vital Records will only ship certified copies of Pennsylvania birth certificates to the eligible applicant's verified credit card billing address.

NOTICE: The credit card used to place the order must be registered in the name of the eligible requestor and the certificate will only be mailed to the name and address as reflected on the credit card billing address.

The birth record will be returned by either regular mail, or for an additional fee of $18.00, you may select the option of UPS Air delivery. A signature is required for UPS Air delivery. Please note that UPS Air will not ship to a P.O. Box.




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Available Pennsylvania (PA) Birth Certificate Types

Birth
A certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, Social Security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification, employment and other legal purposes. Certified copies of birth certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present.

First Copy: $10.00    Additional Copies: $10.00


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

Obtain official, certified Pennsylvania (PA) birth records from Pennsylvania Vital Records online – quickly and securely.

VitalChek is an official service, authorized by Pennsylvania Vital Records, to securely order certified Pennsylvania (PA) vital records, like birth certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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.
  • Fast online ordering, processing & delivery options to help get your Pennsylvania (PA) birth certificate as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering Pennsylvania (PA) 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.

 
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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