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Oregon Birth Certificates From Oregon Vital Records

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Oregon Birth Certificate Types

  • Long-Form 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. Long-form birth certificates are to be used outside the United States, particularly for citizenship-purposes. Long-form birth certificates are available for all births since 1903. 
  • Short-Form Birth Certificate – This copy can be used for most legal purposes. These certificates are issued from a computer database for Oregon births that occurred since January 1920.
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Long-Form Birth Certificate

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Short-Form Birth Certificate

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Who can order?

Oregon is a closed record state, meaning birth certificates are not part of public records for births that occurred in the past 100 years. This means only the following individuals may secure a certified copy of a birth certificate after filling out the forms, paying the appropriate fees, and providing the necessary legal documents and identification:

The person named on the record (registrant) if 15 years or older

The registrant’s spouse

The registrant’s immediate family (parent, current stepparent until registrant is 18, siblings, children, grandchildren, grandparents)

Legal guardian

Legal representative

An authorized representative of the named individuals

A government agent carrying out official duties

Oregon Vital Records Agency Information

Oregon Vital Records

The Oregon Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, death, stillbirth, marriage, and divorce. Birth records are available for births that occurred starting 1903.

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.

Oregon Birth Certificates

Oregon 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 Oregon Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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