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Wisconsin Birth Certificates From Wisconsin Vital Records Office

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Wisconsin Birth Certificate Types

  • Certified Birth Certificate Short – 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. Short-form birth certificates are the most commonly issued copies with all the basic information included. Birth certificates are available for births since October 1, 1907.
  • Certified Birth Certificate Long – Long-form birth certificates contain the same information as a short-form one, but include additional information, such as birth facility, mother’s residence, time of birth, birth weight, and crown-heel length. 
  • Uncertified Birth Certificate – An uncertified copy of a birth certificate contains the same information as a certified one. However, it will be printed on plain white paper with a stamp indicating that it isn’t applicable for legal purposes.
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Certified Birth Certificate Short

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Certified Birth Certificate Long

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Uncertified Birth Certificate

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Who can order?

Under Wisconsin 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 18 years or older; or are emancipated by court order or marriage

The registrant’s parents listed on the record

The registrant’s immediate family (siblings, spouse, children, grandparents)

The registrant’s legal guardian

A legal representative of the individuals listed

Applicant with the intent to determine or protect personal or property rights

Wisconsin Vital Statistics Agency Information

Wisconsin Vital Records Office

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, stillbirth, death, marriage, and divorce from October 1, 1907 to the present.

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.

Wisconsin Birth Certificates

Wisconsin Vital Records Office 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 Wisconsin Vital Records Office’s official page for more information.

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