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Obtain a new Georgia (GA) Birth Certificate

A GA birth certificate is an official legal document that records the birth of a child in Georgia. A birth certificate may be used to establish or prove a citizen’s identity, enroll in school, apply for a passport or driver’s license, amongst other procedures.

Georgia birth certificates are available from January 1919 to the present and are issued by the state vital records office.

There are vital records offices in several counties, including an office in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus; Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, and DeKalb County.

You can apply for a Georgia birth certificate online in just a few minutes. Simply follow our personalized instructions. Read on to find out how to apply for your birth certificate replacement.

Georgia Birth Certificate Replacement

In the event that your GA birth certificate was lost, damaged, stolen, or destroyed, you can now request a certified copy online in just a few simple steps. Applying for an official copy of your Georgia Birth Certificate online will take you about 5 minutes. You are not required to go to the vital records office that issued the original document nor wait in long lines.

Birth records and other vital records such as marriage certificates issued in Georgia are kept by the Georgia Department of Health Vital Statistics and Registry.

If you were born in Atlanta, Fulton County, or anywhere in the State of Georgia, and request a certified copy, your birth certificate will be issued by the Georgia Department of Health.

You will receive an authorized copy of your GA birth certificate complete with the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal. Your copy will also have the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office in Georgia.

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How to Request a Birth Certificate in Georgia

If you need to get a copy of your birth certificate from the Georgia Department of Health, you need to follow a few simple steps. By ordering your birth certificate online you avoid having to go to a vital records office in person, and will also get your copy or copies delivered at home.

The Georgia Department of Health issues informational and authorized copies that date back to 1919. To get your certificate, you need to complete the online application with these details:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born.
  • Why do you need the certificate
  • Your mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

After you have completed the application, you simply need to print it, sign it, and mail it to the Georgia Department of Health along with a copy of a valid photo ID, and the payment for each copy of the certificate you need to request.

The following photo IDs will be accepted by the Georgia Department of Health when requesting a copy of your own birth certificate:

  • Valid Georgia Driver’s license or expired for not more than 1 year
  • Valid State of Georgia Identification Card or expired for not more than 1 year
  • State of Georgia Weapons Carry License
  • Valid driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • Valid official Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • Current US Passport
  • Valid Foreign Passport
  • U.S. Military Identification, Military Dependent Identification, Veteran’s Identification
  • Valid Consulate Card
  • Transportation ID
  • Debit Card with Picture
  • Employer ID Card
  • School, University, or College Identification Card
  • DMV ID Card
  • Department of Corrections Identification Card

However, when requesting a certified copy of a next of kin’s birth certificate, you will need the following documents according to your relationship with the person named on the certificate.

  • For your underage child:
    • The parent(s) named on the birth record must provide valid picture identification
    • An authorized legal guardian or agent who has legal custody or control of a minor child must provide a certified copy of the court order establishing guardianship and legal custody.
  • For your grandchildren: Grandparents of the person named on the certificate must provide proof of relationship such as the birth certificate of the registrant’s parent.
  • For your adult sibling: Adult siblings of the person named on the certificate must provide proof of relationship by submitting a copy of their birth certificate listing one of the same parents, along with their valid government-issued and signed picture identification.
  • For your spouse: The spouse of the person named on the certificate must provide a copy of the marriage certificate, a photocopy of the spouse’s signed picture identification alongside a notarized letter from the spouse granting them permission to request a birth certificate on their behalf.
  • For your legal client: As an attorney representing an immediate family member you will need to provide a notarized letter on letterhead signed by the attorney, a bar number indicating reason for the request and whom you represent, provide supporting documentation with the fee and, in the case of an adoption, also submit a notarized release from the biological mother.
  • State or Federal Government Officials: The State Registrar or the local custodian may disclose Vital Records data to authorized representatives of Federal, State, or County government agencies which request this information in the conduct of their official duties.

Please note that as of October 1st, 2021, 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.

Who can apply for a GA birth certificate

If you need an authorized copy of a birth record issued in Georgia, you will either need to be the certificate holder or one of the following eligible citizens:

  • 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 certificate
  • 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

In the event that you are applying to get your driver’s license, Social Security Card, US passport, you will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. This official copy will also serve you when getting married or registering for school.

Please note that what distinguishes this type of birth certificate copy is that it carries the official state of Georgia’s registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored Seal. This document will also have the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

All those born in the state of Georgia that need to request a certified copy of their birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy of both sides of one of the forms of photo ID listed below along with a completed application form:

  • Georgia Driver’s license unexpired (or expired if not more than one year)
  • State of Georgia Identification Card unexpired or expired for not more than one year
  • Unexpired driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • Unexpired official Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • Unexpired U.S. Passport
  • Unexpired Foreign Passport

Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:

Georgia Department of Public Health
Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349-5577

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Georgia Birth Certificate cost

The fee for an authorized copy of your birth certificate in Georgia is $25.

If you need to obtain multiple certified copies of a GA birth certificate, you may do so by paying the fee of per copy you require.

The advantage of applying for a birth certificate online is that you can do so without having to wait in line at the vital records office.

Georgia Birth Certificate processing times

Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the Georgia vital records office will process your request. In the majority of cases, birth certificate orders in Georgia are filled within 8-10 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

You will then receive your certified copy by mail, at the address stated in your application form.

Since rush orders are not available for Georgia vital records, it is best to apply for a copy of your birth certificate beforehand so as to avoid delays. This is especially applicable when the procedure for which you are required to present your birth certificate has a deadline, such as school enrollment, retirement planning, or obtaining a passport in time for a trip abroad.

FAQs about Georgia Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Georgia?

    If you need to have a Georgia birth certificate issued, you can do so by following our personalized instructions.

    Ordering a certified copy of a GA birth certificate online is the easiest way to obtain an officially valid document.

    You will need to fill out a birth certificate application form with your details.

    Then, our experts will revise your form to ensure it is error-free.

    That way, your certificate can be issued by the state of Georgia without delay.

    Next, you can print and sign your application package and post it with the documents detailed above.

    Once processed, you will receive your birth certificate by mail at home.

  • Where do I get a birth certificate in Georgia?

    To get a certified copy of a birth certificate issued in Georgia, you have the option to order online, mail in your request, or walk into the vital records office.

    Walk-ins may require waiting in line for hours at the State or County Office of Vital Records.

    The most convenient way to obtain a government-issued copy of a GA birth certificate is to fill out the application form online and have it revised by an expert.

    This way, you ensure your application will be filled, not rejected.

  • How much is a birth certificate in Georgia?

    Ordering a certified copy of your birth certificate in Georgia carries a cost required by the state.

    Processing a government-issued GA birth certificate implies paying a $25 fee for the first copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file for different purposes.

    Each successive birth certificate copy of the same citizen ordered using a single application form carries an additional fee.

    The fees must be submitted at the same time as the Georgia birth certificate application.

    Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.

  • What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

    To order a certified copy of a birth certificate in Georgia, you will need to send a filled-out and signed application.

    Your birth certificate form must be submitted with photocopies of a government-issued identification document. The full list of valid photo IDs for this purpose is detailed above. Make sure you photocopy both sides of the ID.

    Once you have mailed your application package with all the required documents and payment, the State of GA will issue and send you the birth certificate by mail.

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