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Massachusetts Birth Certificates From Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS)

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Massachusetts Birth Certificate Types

  • Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. 
  • Expedited Birth Certificate – Expedited birth certificates are essentially the same thing as certified birth certificates, only you pay more to have your certificate delivered to you much sooner.
Apply to receive this document from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS).

Certified Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS).
Apply to receive this document from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS).

Expedited Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS).
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Who can order?

Under Massachusetts law, birth certificates are “closed records,” meaning they are not accessible by the public. Only the following individuals may be issued certified copies of birth certificates upon paying the appropriate fees, providing proof of identification, and completely filling out the application form:

The individual whose name appears on the birth certificate (registrant)

A registrant’s child/ren (of legal age)

Parents whose names appears on the record

Father not listed on the record (with paternity documents)

Legal guardian (with guardianship papers)

Legal representative (with notarized representative documents)

Massachusetts Vital Statistics Agency Information

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS)

The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS) keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, fetal death, marriage, and divorce that occurred in the state of Massachusetts from 1926 to present day. 

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Massachusetts Birth Certificates

The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS) issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records (RVRS)‘s official page for more information.

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