How to get a copy of your birth certificate

How To Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate

In September 17, 2013

Needing an official, a certified copy of your birth certificate has become increasingly important, especially over the last few years. Aside from needing one when obtaining a passport, states have begun putting identity check systems in place for applying for or renewing a driver’s license. If your child is registering for school, an original birth certificate is often required as proof of age. Replacing a social security card cannot be done without a birth certificate. It may also be required to register to vote or enroll in an athletic program. Any person working on a military facility in the US requires a birth certificate as proof of citizenship, as do many employers who are sensitive to the penalties for hiring persons not legally residing in the US.

Fortunately, VitalChek makes obtaining a copy of your birth record easy and convenient with online ordering, secure credit card payment, and fast order processing. Ordering typically only takes about ten minutes, and your request is submitted to the appropriate government agency to issue and send your document.

For 25 years, VitalChek has been an official, government-authorized service for citizens to securely order their certified birth certificates and other vital records from official government agencies. Our direct relationships with hundreds of government vital record agencies across the country help make it easier, safer, and more convenient to obtain these critical documents.

Obtaining copies of birth certificates or other vital records are generally not free. Vital record agencies charge a specific fee for these certificates, which can range from $2.00 – $50.00. VitalChek’s minimal processing fee covers a variety of services including secure online ordering and electronic payment processing, data security features, order tracking, 24/7 customer support, identity verification, and other benefits. Other online services may charge an additional $20 – $60, without providing approved services or guaranteeing the confidentiality of your data.

Occasionally circumstances outside our control can cause a delay in obtaining records. This can include additional documentation required by the agency to complete the request, agency office closures, seasonal or weather-related delays, or other reasons. It is important to provide as much information as possible when requesting your birth certificate records, to help eliminate any potential delays.

There is no reason to wait until your birth certificate, or other government-issued document, is needed. Take advantage of VitalChek’s fast, easy system, and be prepared. VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering 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.


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