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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 333 S. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI, 48909
Phone 866-203-2777
Fax 877-361-4678

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About Vital Records from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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.



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.

Available Michigan (MI) Vital Record Types

Death Apostille/ Exemplified

A certified death 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.

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Death Certificate

A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Michigan from 1867 to present. Death certificates are not available until at least 90 days after the event occurred.

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