Order Certified Missouri Birth Certificates Online From Missouri Bureau of Vital Records

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Missouri Birth Certificate Types

  • Short Form Birth Certificate – Also known as an abstract, the short form birth certificate is an abbreviated version of the original certificate. It’s officially titled a “birth certification” and is a traditional-looking copy with colored purposes, capable of fulfilling virtually all legal purposes. 
  • Long Form Birth Certificate (Original Certificate) – The long form birth certificate or “original” is also called a “Certificate of Live Birth.” It is a copy of the original certificate, containing information, such as the time of birth. This type of birth certificate is generally not needed to fulfill most legal purposes, so you may opt for the short form instead.
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Short Form Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document by mail with our online system.
Apply to receive this document by mail with our online system.

Long Form Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document by mail with our online system.

Quickest Turnarounds

Immediately after you complete your Missouri birth certificate order, we forward your request to the concerned government agencies for processing, reducing time lag, and ensuring the quickest possible delivery times. 

Trust and Security

Instant Vital Records is one of the most trusted names in delivering government-issued records. We use fully-secured servers compliant with applicable federal data protection standards to guarantee the confidentiality of your files. 

Order At Your Convenience

Instant Vital Records offers services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for you to order at your convenience anytime, anywhere.


Unlike other online record ordering services, Instant Vital Records charges no hidden fees. Get efficient and effective services without the high price tag. On top of the document’s actual cost, we charge a very minimal service fee, and that’s it.

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Your Security Is Our Priority

Keeping your personal information secure is our highest priority. Thus, all our online transactions are fully encrypted, firewall-protected, and hosted on a HIPAA compliant server. We fully adhere to the federal standards on transmission and storage of confidential data set by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In addition, all information provided in the ordering process is handled only by authorized personnel. So you can be assured that your private information won’t be used for any other purpose except for that which it was initially provided.

Contact us to learn more about how we keep your information safe.

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Who can order?

Under Missouri law, birth certificates of births less than 100 years old are considered “closed records.” Only individuals showing a legitimate and tangible interest may be issued certified copies of birth certificates upon paying the appropriate fees, providing proof of identification, and filling out the application form:

The individual whose name appears on the birth certificate (registrant), if of legal age

The registrant's immediate family, which includes family members and in-laws in the direct line of descent up to, but not including, cousins

Registrant's legal guardian (upon presenting guardianship papers)

Foster parents (with custody papers)

Missouri Vital Statistics Agency Information

Missouri Bureau of Vital Records

The Missouri Bureau of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, and fetal death, that occurred in the state of Missouri from January 1, 1910, to the present day. The Bureau of Vital Records also maintains marriage and divorce records for events that occurred since July 1, 1948.

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.

Missouri Birth Certificates

The Missouri Bureau of Vital Records 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 Missouri Bureau of Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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Order Your Birth Certificate Online

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