ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Kentucky-born US citizens no longer need to spend long hours waiting in line at the vital records office to get a Certified Birth Certificate. Order a certified copy of a Kentucky (KY) birth certificate from the comfort of your home or office!
A US national born in the state of Kentucky may need a certified copy of their Kentucky Birth Certificate for multiple purposes, such as:
A certified birth certificate is a legal document that carries 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. This is an authorized copy that can be used for multiple purposes.
Requesting an official copy of your KY birth certificate from the State of Kentucky no longer entails walking into the Kentucky Vital Statistics office and waiting in line endlessly since it can now be done online, in just a few simple steps.
Our personalized guidance will help you easily request your birth certificate at home without having to waste hours waiting at your local Vital Records office.
Kentucky birth records are kept by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) along with other vital records, such as marriage and death certificates.
Kentucky birth and death records are available from 1911 to the present, as well as marriage and divorce records from 1958 until the present.
Kentucky birth certificates are also kept in various other vital records offices as well, such as those in:
Kentuckians whose birth certificate has been lost, destroyed, damaged, misplaced or stolen can now complete a quick and easy-to-use online application form and order a certified copy to replace their document. Birth certificates ordered via this US birth certificate replacement request form will be issued by the State of Kentucky, and have absolute legal validity.
Our secure online birth certificate application service helps you avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines at the Kentucky Department of Health/Division of Vital Records office, which, in turn, saves you time and effort. The Kentucky birth certificate application is quick and easy to fill out and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
If you are enrolling in university, getting married, going on vacation abroad and need a passport card or passport book issued, you will be required to present a certified copy of your Kentucky birth certificate. This type of accredited copy is also a requirement for citizens who need to get a social security card issued or are applying for a driver’s license.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, you will need to complete the online application by entering the following information exactly as it would appear on the certificate:
After filling out the Kentucky birth certificate replacement application, you will need to print out the form you receive, sign it, and mail it to your Kentucky vital records office.
Obtaining a certified copy of a Kentuckian’s birth certificate is now a straightforward and hassle-free process when it is ordered online. Requesting a birth certificate can be done by filling out a simple online application form. All KY birth certificate requests must follow the easy steps outlined below:
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.
Since a certified copy of a KY birth certificate is a legally valid government-issued document, it can only be petitioned by eligible individuals.
Only one of the following specific citizens are authorized to order a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate:
If you are asked to provide a copy of a birth certificate while applying for a driver’s license, US passport card or passport book you will need the copy to be certified and issued by the state of Kentucky.
If you are getting married, enrolling in school or enlisting in the army, you will also need a certified copy of your KY birth certificate.
Certified copies of a Kentucky birth certificate are legally valid and can be distinguished from plain copies due to the fact that they bear:
Finally, if you are an American citizen born abroad or in a U.S. military base, please check out the requirements on how to get a copy of your birth certificate if born abroad.
All those born in the state of Kentucky 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:
Once you have compiled your application documents and packed them in an envelope with your completed, printed and signed form, you will need to mail it to:
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
Obtaining a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate carries a fee per birth certificate copy. The first certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate has a fee of $10, and citizens ordering multiple copies will have to provide an additional $10 for each additional copy.
Once you have mailed your application envelope containing your printed, signed Kentucky birth certificate application along with a copy of one of the valid photo IDs mentioned above with your payment by mail to the KY vital records office, your request will be processed and filled.
Most Kentucky certified birth certificate orders are processed and filled within 30 business days. Nevertheless, if you make your request during peak application periods, your order may take longer to be filled.
Once the Kentucky vital records office has processed your request, you will receive your valid KY birth certificate by mail, at your home address.
Please consider that Kentucky Vital Records offices do not offer rush service. Therefore it is best to apply for a copy of a KY birth certificate ahead of time, especially when you need to provide one document for an activity with a strict deadline, such as:
The following Kentucky state Vital Records and Health offices are in charge of issuing birth certificate copies in KY. Although county offices may be further from your place of residence, mailing your request to a smaller office may result in a shorter time to fulfill your order.
Obtaining a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate is simple.
Applying for a KY birth certificate online is the most convenient. It will avoid you long lines at the vital records office.
Once your request is processed, your KY birth certificate will be sent to your home.
Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Kentucky usually takes 30 business days to process. Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.
The surefire way to get a certified copy of a KY birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be sure it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.
Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.
Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.
Ordering a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate carries a state fee of $10.
If the applicant requests more than one copy of the same citizen's birth certificate in a single application form, each print will carry a $10 fee.
The fees must be paid at the same time as the Kentucky birth certificate application and mailed in the same envelope.
Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.
Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Kentucky can be done online by completing a birth certificate application. Once the form is revised by our experts, applicants can sign and print the birth certificate application form and post it with the following documents:
Applicants can then mail the KY birth certificate application package to the vital records office.
Once processed, the State of Kentucky will issue and post the birth certificate to the applicant's home.