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Illinois Birth Certificates From Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records

Illinois Birth Certificate Types

Illinois has two birth certificates, both applicable for legal purposes. 

Detailed Birth Certificate – This certified copy of an Illinois birth certificate will contain the embossed seal of Illinois. It is typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. This variation will contain all the information collected at the time of birth (information has varied throughout the years). These birth certificates are available for all births that occurred in the state of Illinois from 1916 to the present day. 

Abridged Birth Certificate – This version is a certified abstract, which may or may not contain the names of the registrant’s parents, depending on the year. This birth certificate is still a legal document that may serve as proof of identity. Still, it will not be applicable as a requirement for passports unless both parents’ names are explicitly listed. These birth certificates are available for all births that occurred in the state of Illinois from 1916 to the present day.

Apply to receive this document from the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.

Detailed Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.
Apply to receive this document from the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.

Abridged Birth Cerificate

Apply to receive this document from the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.
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Who Can Order?

Under Illinois law, birth certificates are not public record, and only the following people may be issued certified copies of birth certificates:

The person whose name appears on the certificate (registrant)

Mother or father as shown on the record

The legal guardian or representative of the registrant (written evidence or guardianship or legal representation is required)

Illinois Vital Statistics Agency Information

Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records

The Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, adoption, marriage, and civil union that took place in the state of Illinois.

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. 

Illinois Birth Certificates

The Illinois Department of Public Health Division 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 Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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