Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate

New York State Department of Health can provide copies of birth certificates for individuals born outside of New York City’s five boroughs.
Average Time of Transaction 5 - 10 Minutes
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Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?

  • The person named on the birth certificate
  • A parent of the person named on the birth certificate whose name appears on the birth certificate
  • A spouse, child or other person who has an order from a New York State Court to obtain a copy of a birth certificate 
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Guidance
Guidance

Download the mail-in application to obtain a copy of a birth certificate.

How To
How To
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Refer to this step by step process to order a birth certificate:

  1. Gather the necessary identifying  information (See list below)
  2. Complete the application online, by telephone or by mail
  3. Pay the required fees with credit card (internet only), check drawn from a U.S. bank or with a money order - DO NOT send cash.
  1. Submit the application

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Applications must be submitted with either:

  • A driver’s license
  • A state-issued non-driver photo ID card
  • Passport
  • U.S. military-issued photo ID

Or applications may be submitted with TWO of the following:

  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last six months
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Fees
Fees
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ORDER TYPEFEES (per copy)
Online or Phone Orders$45 + $8 vendor processing fee per transaction (not per copy)
Walk-in Orders$45
Mail Orders$30
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By Telephone:

Call VitalChek Toll Free at 1-877-854-4481
The Service is Available in English and Spanish
Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week

By Mail:

Send requests for regular handling to the following address:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

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Contact
Contact

Call us Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM

855-322-1022

New York State Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records PO Box 2602 Albany, New York 12220-2602