Once your Missouri birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by 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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Most people place their birth record order in less than 10 minutes!
MISSOURI VITAL RECORDS
The Missouri Division of Vital Records (Missouri Vital Records) issues certified copies of Missouri birth certificates and Missouri death certificates for events which occurred within the State of Missouri. You may order copies of Missouri vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.
Note - Missouri Vital Records only issues copies of marriage and divorce statements. Missouri marriage records and Missouri divorce records are maintained in the city/county where the marriage or divorce occurred.
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.
MISSOURI BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Missouri Vital Records issues only certified copies of Missouri birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, personal identification purposes and other legal purposes.
Who Can Order?
You may order copies of Missouri birth certificates for yourself, a parent, spouse, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or other member of your immediate family (in-laws in the direct line of descent, not including cousins).
A short form copy of a birth certificate, also referred to as an "abstract", is an abbreviated version of the long form or original certificate. The short form is the traditional looking copy with colored borders and will satisfy most purposes or needs for a birth certificate such as obtaining a driver's license, school registration, personal identification, and other legal purposes. While vital record keeping began in 1910, some delayed certificates may be available before 1910. However, there is no guarantee of a record's existence either before or after 1910.
First Copy: $15.00 Additional Copies: $0.00
A long form copy of a birth certificate, also referred to as an "original", is a copy of the original birth certificate and is only available through the state vital record office in Jefferson City. The long form contains additional general information about the birth such as a time of birth if available. This document is typically not required for most purposes or needs for a vital record. A long form may be preferred if previous changes to a vital record have been made or for genealogical purposes. While vital record keeping began in 1910, some delayed certificates may be available before 1910. However, there is no guarantee of a record's existence either before or after 1910.
First Copy: $15.00 Additional Copies: $15.00
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!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!