Texas Birth Certificates: What You Need to Know

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If you were born in Texas, you have a birth certificate that records your name, date of birth, place of birth, and other vital information. A birth certificate is an important document that can be used for various purposes, such as applying for a driver’s license, passport, social security card, or school enrollment. In this article, we will explain some of the unique features of Texas birth certificates, how to obtain one, and how to use a reliable service like US Birth Certificates to get your certified copy fast and easy.

What are the types of Texas birth certificates?

Texas offers different types of birth certificates, depending on your needs and preferences. Here are the main types of birth certificates you can order from Texas:

  • Long form birth certificate: This is a certified copy of the original birth record that contains all the information available, such as the names of the parents, the hospital of birth, the attending physician, and the signatures of the registrar and the state registrar. This type of birth certificate is accepted by all state and federal agencies, and is required for most international purposes, such as obtaining a passport or a visa.
  • Short form birth certificate: This is a certified abstract of the birth record that contains only the basic information, such as the name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, and file number. This type of birth certificate is accepted by most state and federal agencies, but may not be valid for some international purposes.
  • Heirloom birth certificate: This is a decorative certificate that features a Texas-themed design and a gold seal. This type of birth certificate is not valid for any legal purposes, but can be used as a keepsake or a gift. You can order an heirloom birth certificate along with a long form or a short form birth certificate.
  • Election identification certificate (EIC): This is a special type of birth certificate that can be used as a photo ID for voting purposes. If you do not have an approved photo ID, you can bring an original, certified birth certificate to the polls in order to cast a regular ballot in any election. You can also request a free EIC from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) by presenting a certified copy of your birth certificate.

How to order a Texas birth certificate?

There are several ways to order a Texas birth certificate, depending on your convenience and urgency. Here are the main options you have:

  • Online: This is the fastest and easiest way to get a birth certificate or verification. You can order online at usbirthcertificate.net Texas order page. You will need to have a valid ID, complete an online application, and pay a fee. You can choose to receive your birth certificate by mail or by express delivery. The processing time is usually 10 to 15 business days, plus shipping time.
  • By mail: You can order by mail from the State and avoid the expediting fee by downloading and filling out an application form, and sending it along with a copy of your valid ID, a check or money order for the fee, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Texas Vital Statistics office. The processing time is usually 6 to 8 weeks, plus shipping time.
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The fastest way to get your Texas Birth certificate is to use an Online expediting company to order your certificate.

Use our simple fast secure process to order your Texas birth certificate. The average time to receive your expedited birth certificate averages 3-5 business days.

As a result for over 20 years we have helped people navigate the process of getting your birth certificate easy.

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Fill out the form online with your name and address information, shipping and billing information, and verification information, and you could have your Birth Certificate in just a few short days.

By using our expedited service, we’ve helped our customers save time by avoiding a trip to a Vital Records office or application rejection due to mistakes or missing information on a form.

We guarantee quick processing time and make it simple for you to get your Texas Birth Certificate to make a trip or get into school when you need it.

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We guarantee speedy processing time, and avoiding paperwork errors. That helps make it simple for you to get your state birth certificate in the quickest manner possible. All shipping costs are included in fees listed below! We let you know up front what the costs are. No Hidden fees.

If needed, you can call and talk with a live person after your order is placed. We’re happy to answer any questions. Give us a call during business hours or email us any time. We help you to have peace of mind.

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The details

  • Two separate charges will appear on your credit card statement.
  • The State fee is $53.50.
  • Each additional copy of the certificate is $22.00.
  • Our expedite service fee for fast, secure and accurate online processing is $59.00.
  • The fees include all the speedy shipping (by UPS air) needed to get you the certificate this fast.
  • We don’t accept orders using non-US issued credit cards or ship outside the USA.
  • If you’d like to do this yourself and not use our service, you can go here for self service.
  • We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express (debit too)

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  • The process time, including all shipping and to get the certificate into your hands averages 3 to 5 business days.
  • Driver’s license or your state issued identification card is required. The parent listed on the birth certificate must request the birth certificate for an adult that doesn’t have ID.
  • You or someone you trust needs to be at the address to receive the package, which will require a signature for you to receive it.
  • State processing times and fees may vary or change without notice, although we do update on a daily basis. The accuracy in our procedure helps eliminate typical errors that may delay getting your Texas Birth Certificate.
  • All requests automatically get expedited service. The retrieval time is dependent on the particular county or State office that is used.
  • The official Birth Record copy you receive can be used for every situation that a certified birth certificate needs to be shown.
  • You may request multiple copies of this document in your order for the additional certificate cost listed.
  • We don’t create, amend or change birth records we only help you retrieve existing records.

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