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US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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Indiana Birth Certificate Application

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove your identity, age and American citizenship. It is required for U.S. citizens during important processes, such as:

  • U.S. passport, driver’s license, and social security card application
  • Government benefits
  • School enrollment
  • Joining the U.S. military
  • Signing a contract of employment

For all of the above legal purposes, a certified copy of the birth certificate is required.

If you need to obtain 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. You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Indiana then you may request a birth certificate from this state.

For a certified copy of your Indiana 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. Thanks to the easy-to-follow online process, you will be able to complete your application in minutes and receive your authorized copy directly in the mail.

You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records, or the county recorders such as the ones in: Marion County, Lake County, Allen County, Hamilton County, St. Joseph County, Elkhart County, and the cities of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend.

The Office of Vital Records started recording births in 1907. Before October 1907, records of birth were filed only with the local health department in the county where the birth took place.


Indiana Birth Certificate Replacement

Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state Indiana 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.

You can also apply for your birth certificate replacement if you are an American citizen born outside the U.S. territory, although the process may be slightly different.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Birth records are restricted in Indiana. This means that generally speaking, the public cannot access a person’s full birth certificate because it includes sensitive information.

Individuals eligible to apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana include the following:

  • The person named on the birth certificate (as in, the person whose birth is recorded in the certificate)
  • The parent, step-parent, or court-appointed legal guardian of the certificate’s subject
  • The child, spouse, sibling, aunt or uncle, grandparent or grandchild of the person named on the record. They must be 18 years of age or older
  • The legal representative of the certificate’s subject
  • An individual or social agency holding a court order that rules on their right to access the certificate
  • A social agency holding a signed authorization from the client
  • Government agencies on official business who need to access the information in the certificate

Documents proving the aforementioned relationships with the subject of the record must be submitted as part of the Indiana birth certificate application.

Remember that your Indiana 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.

Indiana Birth Certificate Requirements

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 Indiana who need to request a certified copy of a 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:

  • State of Indiana Driver’s License
  • State of Indiana ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Department of Correction ID (issued within last 6 months)
  • School ID (must be currently enrolled)
  • Work ID (must be current)
  • Veterans ID
  • (Green) Mexican Consular ID

When applying for the birth certificate of a third party, in addition to the above, you are also required to provide proof of relationship with the applicant. Here are some examples:

  • For parent’s or sibling’s certificate, include a copy of own Birth Certificate.
  • For grandchild’s certificate, include a copy of the parent of the person on record’s Birth Certificate.
  • For grandparents certificate, include a copy of own and the child of person on records’ Birth Certificate.
  • For niece or nephew’s certificate, include own and the parent of the person on record’s Birth Certificate.
  • For spouse, include marriage certificate or civil union license.

Only in the case of genealogy certificates, you do not need to provide proof of relationship. However, the person named on the record must be over 75 years of age and deceased, and proof of death must be shown.

Once your application is ready, print it and sign it. Prepare it for shipping by adding your relevant supporting documents to the package. Once your envelope is ready, you will need to mail it to:

Indiana State Department of Health
P.O. Box 7125
Indianapolis, IN 46206-7125

Indiana Birth Certificate Fees

To request an Indiana birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana is: $10.

Additional copies carry the cost of $4. These fees do not include postage, which will depend on the carrier and service of your choice.

Indiana Birth Processing Times

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. This will significantly reduce the time and costs otherwise associated with traveling to apply in person.

All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form in minutes and send it to the corresponding state vital records office.

Once it is processed, you will receive the birth certificate in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Indiana are filled 6-8 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Indiana 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.


Indiana Vital Records Offices

As mentioned, the complete application parcel must be shipped to a relevant Indiana Department of Health Vital Record office or county office.

Please keep in mind that smaller county offices may not be the nearest option but due to the limited number of requests that they receive, they may often be the quickest to process your request.

Here is a list of Indiana offices that can issue authorized birth certificate copies:

FAQs About Indiana Birth Certificates

  • How do I get my birth certificate online in Indiana?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana is by completing the form online.

    • Fill out the birth certificate application online (click button to view form). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so that your certificate can be issued directly.
    • Print, sign and pack your revised form with photocopies of a government-issued photo ID (check valid documents listed above)
    • Post your package to the Indiana vital records office with the required documents and fees The Indiana bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
  • How long does it take to get birth certificate in Indiana?

    Processing time for a certified copy of a Indiana birth certificate can vary:

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 45 business days
    • In-person applications usually require waiting in line, check the vital records office addresses listed above and enquire about opening hours

    To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:

    • Fill out the online birth certificate application (available by clicking button above).
    • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free so your birth certificate can be issued directly
    • Follow our personalized instructions to receive your official Indiana birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Indiana?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana carries a state fee of $10.

    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.

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

    To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana, you will need:

    • Filled-out birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button above). Our experts will revise your form to ensure it is error-free
    • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see full list of acceptable documents above)
    • Fees paid
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