$10 off at checkout. Use: "TENOFF"

Vital record requests

We can help you with your vital record birth certificate request

We've been in business since 2000

...and making many former babies happy!

Embassy referrals

US Consulates recommend us.

Select your birth state and begin here

For those born in the United States, begin here and go select your birth state to get the details and order an authorized birth certificate copy directly from the state or territory.

Born Abroad?

If you are a US citizen born in a foreign country–and one of your parents is a US citizen, we can help you get your certificate copy from a Consulate with a simplified and exacting process.

What are the Vital Records?

Passport image

A vital record is an official document that records and individual’s life events including birth, death, marriage, and divorce. Vital records can be used as a form of identification as well as to apply for government issued IDs and benefits.

Birth certificates, for instance, can also be used to prove a person’s identity, age, and citizenship.

Vital records provide vital personal identifiable information about the life event including: Names, Dates, and Locations. It is a legal right of all U.S. Citizens to access these documents at any given time, either for themselves or on behalf of a third party.

USBirthCertificate.Net has been helping citizens in getting vital records from official government sources for well over two decades. Currently, we are focused on helping you get your birth certificate (or self-service with the help of our timely information).

A vital record includes not only birth certificates and passports, but marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce certificate, driver’s licenses and ID cards.

All of these are public records which copies are obtainable for a fee. Here’s a quick summary of the major types of vital records available and where to get them.

Birth Certificates are an essential document to get a passport, join the military, a school or university, part of the Real ID Act to show U.S. citizenship for employment, along with many other uses. Having a copy of your birth certificate on hand and stored in a safe location is an essential item for those times you need it.

We, at USBirthCertificate.net help you get an official copy from the office in the appropriate jurisdiction where the birth took place.

The birth certificated copy usually contains a raised embossed seal and more than one may be obtained, usually for an additional nominal cost.

Official government-issued documents that declare a cause, location, and time of death.

(The following information is from USA.gov)

Many organizations require a certified copy of the death certificate when someone dies. How you get copies depends on whether the person died in the U.S. or abroad.

Death in the U.S.: how to get a certified copy of a death certificate

Contact the vital records office of the state where the death occurred to learn:

  • How to order a certified copy of a death certificate online, by mail, or in-person
  • How to get a copy fast
  • The cost for each certified copy
You will need to know the date and place of death. The state may also ask for other details about the person, how you are related to them, or why you want the certificate.

When to use a certified copy or a photocopy

You will need to purchase a certified copy of the death certificate for tasks such as:

  • Notifying the Social Security Administration and other government agencies
  • Closing or transferring credit cards and bank accounts
  • Claiming a person’s life insurance or pension

You may only need a photocopy for other tasks, such as canceling a subscription. Check with the agency or organization handling each account.

Death of a U.S. citizen abroad: how to get death records

When a U.S. citizen dies in another country, the U.S. embassy or consulate should get a death certificate or notification from the foreign government. It will then issue a Consular Report of Death Abroad (CRDA). Use the CRDA in the U.S. as proof of death for closing accounts and handling legal tasks.

You can get up to 20 free certified copies at the time of death. Order more copies of the CRDA from the Department of State.

How to get a copy of a marriage certificate or a marriage license

Government and public records that proves a couple is legally married.

(The following information is from USA.gov)

A marriage license legally allows you to marry. A marriage certificate proves you got married. How you get copies depends on whether you were married in the U.S. or abroad.

How to get a certified copy of a marriage certificate

If you were married in the U.S., contact the vital records office in the state where you were married. They will tell you the cost, what information you need to supply, and if you can get a copy online, by mail, or in person.

How to get a copy of a marriage license

Most marriage licenses expire within 30 days to a year, depending on the issuing state. If yours expires or gets lost before you get married, apply for a new one.

Most of the time, you can apply for a marriage license at the county clerk or recorder’s office in the jurisdiction where you are getting married. Contact the local government where you are getting married to find out how to apply.

Married abroad: how to get marriage records

Contact the embassy or consulate of the country where the marriage took place.

If you were married abroad before November 9, 1989, contact the State Department to get a copy of the Certificate of Witness to Marriage Abroad.

U.S. passports

(The following information is from USA.gov)

Also, see our Passport page for more detail.

Find out how to apply for or renew a passport and what to do if your passport is lost or stolen.

  • Apply for a new adult passport

    You need a passport to travel to most countries outside the U.S. Learn how to apply in person.

  • Renew an adult passport

    Find out if you can renew your passport or have to get a new one. Learn how to renew your passport by mail or in person in an emergency.

  • Get or renew a passport for a minor under 18

    Find out how to get a child’s passport, depending on their age.

  • Lost or stolen passports

    If your passport is lost or stolen you must report it to the State Department right away. How you replace it depends on if you are inside or outside the U.S.

How to get a copy of a divorce decree or certificate

Documents that confirm the fact that a divorce was granted on or after a certain date.

(The following information is from USA.gov)

A divorce decree is a court order ending a marriage. A divorce certificate is a vital document proving a divorce occurred. Learn when you can use each and how to get copies.

Divorce decrees

A divorce decree establishes specific terms of the divorce. You will need a copy of it to get legal or government help that enforces decisions about:

  • The division of a couple’s assets and debts
  • Spousal alimony or maintenance
  • Custody, visitation, and child support

How to get a copy of a divorce decree

Contact the clerk of the county or city where you got divorced. They will tell you how to order a copy, the cost, and what information you need to supply.

Divorce certificates

In addition to a court-issued divorce decree, many state vital records offices provide a divorce certificate. The divorce certificate gives both people’s names and the location and date of the divorce. It may be all you need to:

  • Change your name
  • Remarry

How to get a copy of a divorce certificate

Contact the state vital records office where the divorce took place to learn if that state issues divorce certificates. They will tell you the cost, what information you need to supply, and how to get a copy online, by mail, or in person.

Most popular States we serve