New Orleans (LA) Birth Certificate Online

Order a New Orleans (LA) birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a New Orleans birth certificate mailed to you.

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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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New Orleans, Louisiana (LA) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of New Orleans or in the Orleans parish are issued a Louisiana birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Baltimore, Maryland citizens needs to:

  • Obtaining a government-issued identification document, including a US passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities Get married

If your New Orleans, Louisiana birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a New Orleans birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a New Orleans (LA) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a New Orleans, Louisiana birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your New Orleans birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

New Orleans birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in New Orleans, Louisiana :

  • Long-form copy of a New Orleans, (LA) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as Birth certificate long form, or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a New Orleans, (LA) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry 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.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in New Orleans (LA)

To order an authorized copy of a New Orleans, (LA) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it
  • Mail it to the Louisiana vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of a New Orleans Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

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

Alternatively, New Orleans citizens can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Parish Office of Vital Records.

Vital Records Central Office
1450 Poydras St. Suite 400z
New Orleans, LA 70112

Due Covid-19 birth certificate application in person are currently not avaliable.

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, 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.

New Orleans birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a New Orleans, Louisiana birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Full name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a New Orleans birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

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

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a New Orleans birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • A person applying for their own birth certificate
  • A parent named on the record
  • A parent, child, spouse, sibling, grandparent or grandchild
  • A legal guardian of the certificate’s subject (proof of guardianship must be provided)
  • A representative with a court order

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the New Orleans birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a New Orleans Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have a Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

New Orleans Authentications Unit address:

Louisiana Secretary of State
Commissions Division
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

New Orleans Authentications P.O. Box address:

Louisiana Secretary of State
Commissions Division
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

New Orleans Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a New Orleans, Louisiana (LA) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a New Orleans. If ordered to Louisiana state office the fee is $15.5. Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your New Orleans birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the Parish vital records office.

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New Orleans Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your New Orleans birth certificate order will be filled within 8-10 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the New Orleans, Louisiana (LA) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door. Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Louisiana Vital Records Offices

The following is a list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Louisiana.

Keep in mind that the New Orleans Vital Records office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

Therefore, in most cases, unless you are filing at the state vital records office, it is advisable to submit a birth certificate application at the Parish vital records office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different Parish office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About New Orleans (LA) Birth Certificates

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in New Orleans (LA)?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in New Orleans usually takes 8-10 weeks.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a New Orleans (LA) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain 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 New Orleans vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

  • How much does a New Orleans birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued New Orleans birth certificate carries a fee of $15.5.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Baltimore birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

  • How can I change the name on a New Orleans birth certificate?

    To modify a citizen’s name on a New Orleans birth certificate you will first need to order a certified copy of the birth certificate you would like to amend.

    Then you will need to present the above alongside the certified copy of the New Orleans birth certificate you would like to modify and the appropriate fees at the following address:

    • Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics

      P.O. Box 60630,
      New Orleans, LA 70160

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