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Alabama Birth Certificates From Alabama Center for Health Statistics

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Alabama Birth Certificate Types

These are the different types of birth certificates available:

  • Regular Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.
  • Keepsake Birth Certificates – These are birth certificates intended only for framing and display. The Center offers three unique designs at a premium price, starting at $45.
Keepsake Birth Certificate

Keepsake Birth Certificate

Regular Birth Certificate

Regular Birth Certificate

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Who Can Order?

Under Alabama law, birth certificates are confidential records for births that occurred in the past 125 years. However, the following people may obtain certified copies of a birth certificate after paying the proper fees and providing necessary documents:

The registrant (name on the birth certificate) if of legal age (18)

Parents on the birth record

Legal guardian (with guardianship papers)

A legal representative of the individuals above (with legal documentation)

By court order (with a copy of the court order)

In the event of the registrant's death, family members of legal age must present the death certificate to get a copy of the birth certificate.

Alabama Vital Statistics Agency Information

Alabama Center for Health Statistics

The Alabama State Center for Health Statistics operates its vital records system while collecting and tabulating health-related statistical data for Alabama. The Center is the only recognized authority in charge of filing, storing, and issuing certified copies of vital records, which include birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates for events that took place in Alabama. You can order copies of all these from Instant Vital Records for quicker delivery.

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. 

Alabama Birth Certificates

The Alabama State Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Alabama Center for Health Statistics’ official page for more information.

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