ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
You can now order your District of Columbia (DC) birth certificate online in just a few minutes. Avoid physically having to go to government offices and get your authorized birth certificate copy at home.
Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine. Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible. Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.
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A birth certificate is a legal document that allows you to apply for certain benefits and to request a passport, social security card and driver's license. To obtain your District of Columbia (DC) birth certificate you will need to complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions we provide. Your District of Columbia birth records will be issued by the vital records office and delivered to your home.
Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state District of Columbia birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.
A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age and American citizenship, especially when applying for a passport, government benefits, enroll in school, or even join the military. If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born.
For a certified copy of your District of Columbia birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.
To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.
All those born in D.C. that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of government issued photo ID, along with a completed application form:
If you are requesting a birth certificate on behalf of a family member, but your name does not appear on the certificate, then you are also required to provide proof of relationship with the registrant. For example, if you are the legal guardian of the person on record you are also required to submit a copy of the valid guardianship papers certified by the court naming you as legal guardian. If you are requesting a certificate on behalf of your grandchild then you are also required to supply the birth certificate of your child, the parent who is named on the registrant's birth certificate.
Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:
DC Vital Record Mail Services
ATTN: DC Vital Records,
P.O. Box 222130
El Paso, TX 79913
For walk-in service you must get an appointment and go to te following address. Notice, due covid appointments are noa available.
DC Vital Records Division (DCVRD)
899 North Capitol Street,
NE Washington, DC 20002
Birth records are restricted in Washington, D.C.. Only the following may apply for a copy of a birth record: if you are applying for yourself or if you are the parent, the child, the spouse, the brother or sister, grandchild or the grandparent of the person named on record. You may also request if you are the legal guardian, the legal representative, or if you have a court order.
Remember that Your District of Columbia birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.
To request a District of Columbia birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in District of Columbia is $23.
Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office. Once it’s processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in District of Columbia are filled within 7-10 business days. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.
We recommend requesting certified copies of District of Columbia birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.
The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in District of Columbia is by completing the form online.
The District of Columbia bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
Processing time for a certified copy of a District of Columbia birth certificate can vary:
To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:
Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in District of Columbia carries a state fee of $23.
Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request.
It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.