How long does it take to process my birth certificate?

The processing of vital records applications varies from state to state and may even differ between counties of the same state. Each state’s turnaround time depends on the number of applications received at the time of your request. In the majority of states, most birth certificate orders are filled within two to eight weeks after the reception of a citizen’s application.

If you need your birth certificate issued within a short timeframe, your best option would be to order a certified copy online, since filling out the form takes under 10 minutes. Our vital records services offer the safest, easiest, and quickest way to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate.

In addition, certain states offer the possibility to expedite birth certificates your order by offering a rush service option. This additional service may include either one of the following or both faster processing time and expedited mailing.

If your state offers this option and you wish to request it or already submitted your form without doing so while finalizing your request, you may contact us and we will amend it for you.

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