Long Beach (CA) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Long Beach, California (CA) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate mailed to you.

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Long Beach, CA Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Long Beach or the rest of Los Angeles County are issued a California CA birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement when a Long Beach citizen needs to:

  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Apply for a passport or social security card
  • Obtain a driver’s license, or other government-issued documentation
  • Get married

If your Long Beach, California birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Long Beach birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Long Beach, (CA) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Long Beach, California birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Long Beach birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

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Long Beach, CA birth certificate types

When ordering a replacement birth certificate in Long Beach, California, it is important to understand the different types of birth certificates available in order to make sure you obtain the correct document to fulfill your needs.

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Long Beach, California.

Long-form copy of a Long Beach, CA birth certificate

A long-form copy of a birth certificate issued in Long Beach is also known as:

  • Certified copy of a birth certificate
  • Full copy of a birth certificate
  • Authorized copy of a birth certificate
  • Official copy of a birth certificate

A certified copy of a birth certificate issued in the city of Long Beach or the rest of Los Angeles County can be used to establish an individual’s:

  • Identity
  • Age
  • Citizenship

An authorized copy of a Long Beach birth certificate is a government-issued copy of the original document. It includes any corrections made to the birth record.

If you need your Long Beach birth certificate to enroll in school or college, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport, get married, or for other legal purposes, then you need to order an authorized copy of your birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.

A long-form Long Beach birth certificate is required at the following agencies, amongst others:

  • DMV
  • Social Security
  • Passport agencies

An official or full-body certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate will carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

You may order a long-form certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.

Short-form copy of a Long Beach, CA birth certificate

An informational copy of a Long Beach County birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate. It is an abstract of the birth record. It only shows the individual's basic information.

Short-form Long Beach birth certificates or informational copies bear the following statement imprinted across the face of the copy:

“Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”

Citizens that are not eligible to obtain a full-body certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate under California law, may be eligible to order an informational copy instead.

How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Long Beach

Getting a government-issued birth certificate in Long Beach, California is a straightforward process that can be completed with little to no hassle.

To order an authorized copy of a Long Beach (CA) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign the Long Beach birth certificate application form, sign the sworn statement, and have the Certificate of Acknowledgement notarized
  3. Mail the above to the State of California Vital Records Office with a check or money order made payable to Clerk-Recorder to cover the fees, a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Once your Long Beach birth certificate request has been processed by the vital records office, your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Long Beach Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records - MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA

Citizens of Long Beach who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person (only for babies until their first birthday) may do so at the address below, during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line.

Long Beach Health Department
2525 Grand Ave,
Long Beach, CA 90815

Please note that fees may differ depending on whether you are sending your birth certificate application to the state vital records office or the county recorder’s office. Remember to verify and submit the appropriate fees accordingly.

As of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Please note that if you are requesting a Long Beach birth certificate for a registered older than one year you should obtain it through Los Angeles Record County Clerk.

Long Beach birth certificate copy required information

To get a certified copy of a Long Beach, California birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal details:

  • The full name as stated on the birth certificate
  • The mother's full maiden name
  • The date and place of birth

Required documents for a certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate need prove their identity. Applicants submitting their birth certificate application by mail may be asked to sign the application form in the presence of a notary public as well as provide a sworn statement.

Applicants requesting an Informational Certified Copy of a Long Beach Birth Certificate do not need a signed Notarized Sworn Statement.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following government-issued identification documents:

  • Driver’s license issued by California state
  • School ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • U.S. Military card
  • U.S. passport, card or card issued by a foreign embassy or consulate
  • Native American tribal document with photograph
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card

Who is eligible to apply

An authorized certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The certificate holder, a parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the certificate holder.
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record.
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or the certificate holder’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate.

How to Request an Apostille for a Long Beach Birth Certificate

Citizens born in the city of Long Beach, or the rest of Los Angeles County, CA who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

To get an apostille on a Long Beach birth certificate, follow these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Long Beach, California birth certificate
  2. Include the certified copy of the SD County birth certificate, a cover sheet stating the country in which the document will be used, a self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Long Beach, CA birth certificate, mail the above to the California Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication.

California Authentications Unit street address:

California Secretary of State
Authentications Unit
Notary Public Section
1500 11th Street, 2nd Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

California Authentications unit PO BOX:

Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277–0001

Long Beach Birth Certificate Cost

When ordering a copy of a birth certificate in Long Beach, California (CA), it is necessary to pay the appropriate search fee.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Long Beach birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check

Long Beach birth certificate applications processed in the California state vital records office call for a $25 fee.

Applications submitted by post or handed in person at the Long Beach Vital Records Office carry a $28 fee.

Please note that the fee varies depending on whether you submit your Long Beach birth certificate application at the state or county office.

Applicants submitting their request in person also have the option of paying the fee in cash or by credit/debit card, although a surcharge may apply.

It is advisable to order extra copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Duplicate copies of the same Long Beach birth certificate ordered within a single form carry the same cost as the initial copy ordered.

The Long Beach Recorder —or any other California State Vital Records Office— will issue a certified copy of a birth certificate without a fee to citizens who can verify their status as a homeless person. The Affidavit of Homeless Status for a Fee Exempt Copy of a Birth Certificate must be completed by a Homeless Services Provider.

Long Beach Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete Long Beach birth certificate application package, along with the requirements detailed above and the necessary fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Important note: Birth certificate processing time will depend on whether your order is sent to the State Vital Records Office or the County Vital Records Office. Some county offices may issue a short-form birth certificate copy unless they are requested a certified copy of a birth record originally filed in their office. Since all birth records are kept at the state level, it is advisable to send your request to the California Vital Records Office to ensure that a long-form certified birth certificate can be issued. The exact mailing address for your birth certificate will be provided to you in our personalized instructions.

In most cases, your Long Beach birth certificate order will be filled within 7 to 10 business days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Long Beach, California CA birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Long Beach vital records at this time. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

This is especially important when you need to present your Long Beach birth certificate for a procedure that has a strict deadline, such as school enrollment, retirement planning, or having a passport issued in time for a trip abroad.

Walk-in service means the applicant has to visit the Long Beach Vital Registration counter early during office hours and wait in line. The fees, in this case, are higher than when sending your order to the California State Vital Records Office.

California Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in California.

Keep in mind that the Long Beach Vital Records office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

Therefore, unless you are sending your application to the State of California Vital Records Office, it is advisable to submit a Long Beach birth certificate application at the office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the long-form certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the full file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About Long Beach (CA) Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Long Beach birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Long Beach birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you can post you applications package to the following address:

    California Department of Public Health
    Office of Vital Records - MS 5103
    P.O. Box 997410
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

    The state vital records office will then issue the Long Beach birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Long Beach, California?

    To get a copy of a Long Beach birth certificate:

    The certificate holder must be a California born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible Complete the Long Beach online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try Once revised, print and sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public then post the Long Beach birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Long Beach birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the California state vital records office or in-person, where available.

  • How much does a Long Beach birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Long Beach, California birth certificate carries a cost for the record search.

    The fee for a Long Beach birth certificate varies depending on whether the applicant sends their birth certificate copy application to the state of California

    Long Beach birth certificates issued at the state office carry a cost of $25 per copy. Meanwhile, birth certificate copies filled at the Long Beach vital records office carry a cost of $28 per copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Long Beach birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same cost as the first document requested in a single form.

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