Order Certified California Birth Certificates Online From California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) Office

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California Birth Certificate Types

  • Authorized Birth Certificate – Authorized 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 all births that took place in California from July 1905 to the present.
  • Informational Birth Certificate – If you aren’t eligible to obtain an authorized copy of a birth certificate under California law, you may get an informational copy instead. Informational copies will have the same information as authorized copies essentially, but they will have a legend printed across their face stating, “Informational, Not a Valid Document to Establish Identity.”
Apply to receive this document by mail with our online system.

Authorized Birth Certificate

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

Informational Birth Certificate

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

Quickest Turnarounds

Immediately after you complete your California 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?

California law specifies that only the following individuals may obtain authorized copies of birth certificates after providing proper identification and paying the appropriate fees:

The registrant (name on the birth certificate)

Registrant's parent, legal guardian, children, sibling, spouse, grandparents, grandchildren, or domestic partner

A party entitled to receive the record through a court order (must present a copy of the court order)

Designated attorney or legal representative of the registrant

Licensed adoption agency

Member of law enforcement or government agency conducting official business

Any agent or employee of a funeral establishment acting within the scope of their employment

Surviving next of kin

California Vital Statistics Agency Information

California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR)

The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) keeps records of all vital events, including birth, death, marriage, divorce, fetal deaths/stillbirth, and induced termination of pregnancies that took place in the state of California.

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. 

California Birth Certificates

The California Department of Public Health – 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 California Department of Public Health – 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.