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Order Certified New York Birth Certificates Online From New York Office of Vital Records

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New York 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. Birth certificates are available for births since 1881. 
  • Pre-adoption Birth Certificate – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on November 14, 2019, allowing adoptees to receive a certified copy of their birth certificate when they become of age. This measure (S3419/A5494) ensures that all adult New York adoptees will have equal rights to information about their birth and biological parents.
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Certified Birth Certificate

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

Pre-adoption Birth Certificate

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

Quickest Turnarounds

Immediately after you complete your New York 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.

Price

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 New York 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) 

The registrant’s parent/s listed on the birth certificate

The registrant’s spouse, child, or others, but only by order of a New York State court.

New York Vital Statistics Agency Information

New York Office of Vital Records

The New York Office of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce from 1881 to the present. However, New York state does not file and issue records for New York City. For births that occurred in one of New York City’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, The Bronx, and Richmond (Staten Island), you will need to order through New York City’s Department of Health.

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. 

New York Birth Certificates

The New York Office 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 New York Office of Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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Order Your Birth Certificate Online

Click below to order your birth certificate copy online through our secure HIPAA compliant software.