Order your Louisiana (LA) Birth Certificate online

Waiting in long lines in government offices to get your birth certificate is no longer necessary. Order your certified Louisiana (LA) birth certificate from your home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19

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.

Legal Disclaimer: US Birth Certificates is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with, not owned or operated by any government agency. US Birth Certificates is an independent preparer that provides vital records application preparation assistance services. If you are looking for blank forms, you can get them for free at the relevant state office.

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Order your birth certificate by completing the application form in just 5 minutes and avoid long lines and government offices.
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Expert review and quick turnaround
Receive your mistake-free revised application and all the documents to mail your application and get your certificate.
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Once you submit your application you will get your birth certificate delivered to your home.

Replace a Lost Louisiana Birth Certificate

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 Louisiana (LA) birth certificate you will need to complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions we provide. Your Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.

Obtain an Authorized Copy of Your Birth Certificate

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 Parish where you were born.

For a certified copy of your Louisiana 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.

You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Louisiana then you may request a birth certificate from this state. You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Louisiana (LA) vital records office or the Parish offices such as the ones in: East Baton Rouge Parish, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, and the cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Lafayette, among others.

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Who is Eligible to Apply

Birth records are restricted in Louisiana. 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 sibling, the grandparent or grandchild of the person named on record. You may also request if you are the legal representative or if you have a court order.

Remember that Your Louisiana 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.

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Louisiana 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 Louisiana that 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 Louisiana Driver’s License
  • State of Louisiana ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • Current U.S. issued or Foreign issued Passport
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-570 or N-578)
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-578)
  • Students (high school or younger) - a current school yearbook or a current school identification document with a photo

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

Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics
P.O. Box 60630.
New Orleans, LA 70160

Louisiana Birth Certificate Fees

When requesting a copy of a birth certificate applicants need to cover the cost of each copy requested. When preparing your application, you will need to include a money order or a personal check.

he filing fee of each copy of a birth certificate in Michigan is of $15.5

Louisiana 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. 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 Louisiana are filled within 8-10 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Louisiana 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.

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Louisiana Vital Records Offices

There are several government offices that can process your birth certificate request in Louisiana. Among these, Louisiana Department of Health Services Vital Records Office branches and local Parish offices. The latter is often the quickest (even when they’re not the closest) option due to the lower number of requests.

Please find a complete list below:

FAQs about Louisiana Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Louisiana?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Louisiana 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 Louisiana vital records office with the required documents and fees

    The Louisiana 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 Louisiana?

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

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 8-10 weeks
    • 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 Louisiana birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Louisiana?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Louisiana carries a state fee of $15.5 .

    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 Louisiana, 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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Some states require that you provide a copy of your photo ID card to order a certified copy of your birth certificate. Our complete application package provides all the information on which documents you need to provide and how to go about it.