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Order Official Tennessee Birth Certificates Online From Tennessee Vital Records.


Once your Tennessee 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.


Most people place their birth record order in less than 10 minutes!

Tennessee Vital Records Agency Information

The Tennessee Division of Vital Records (Tennessee Vital Records) issues certified copies of Tennessee birth certificates, Tennessee death certificates, Tennessee marriage records and Tennessee divorce records for events that occurred within the State of Tennessee. You may order copies of Tennessee vital records 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.

Tennessee Vital Records issues only certified copies of Tennessee birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, personal identification and other legal purposes. The Birth Short Certificate cannot be used to obtain a passport.

Who Can Order?
An applicant may only order copies his or her own Tennessee birth certificate, or one for certain family members. A legal representative who represents the registrant, or a qualified member of the registrant's family, may also order copies of Tennessee birth certificates.

Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
Tennessee Vital Records will only ship copies of Tennessee birth certificates to the entitled applicant's address.

Available Tennessee (TN) Vital Record Types

Birth Certificate Long Form (with VAOP)

This is a $15.00 long form certificate plus the $5.00 Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity that is required to add the father's name to the birth certificate. Registration time for birth records are 45 days from the date of event.

First Copy: $20.00    Additional Copies: $0.00

Birth Certificate w/Apostille

An Apostille certifies the authenticity of the issuing official's signature, which is often required by foreign embassies or consulates. An Apostille is a certification form set out in The Hague Convention abolishing the requirements of legalization for foreign public documents (1961).

First Copy: $15.00    Additional Copies: $2.00

Birth Certificate w/Authentication

An Authentication certifies the authenticity of the issuing official’s signature, which is often required by foreign embassies or consulates. An Authentication is obtained to transmit public documents to countries which have not subscribed to The Hague Convention.

First Copy: $15.00    Additional Copies: $2.00

Fast | Secure | Authorized | Affordable

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!