Minneapolis (MN) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Minneapolis birth certificate mailed to you.


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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Minneapolis (MN) Birth Certificate Online

Citizens born in the Minneapolis are issued a Minnesota birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This government-issued document is a copy of the birth records kept at the vital records office. A copy of birth certificate is a mmandatory requirement when a Minneapolis citizen needs to:

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

If your Minneapolis, Minnesota birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Hennepin County birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Minneapolis, (MN) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in lineat a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Minneapolis Birth Certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Hennepin County, Minnesota:

  • Long-form copy of a Minneapolis, (MN) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Minneapolis, (MN) 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.


How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Minneapolis

To order an authorized copy of a Minneapolis, Minnesota birth certificate;

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  3. Mail it to the Minnesota vital records office with a copy of Driver's License or State ID, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment

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

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

Minnesota Department of Health
Central Cashiering – Vital Records,
P.O. Box 64499
St Paul, MN 5516-0499

Alternatively, citizens of Minneapolis who prefer to have their certified copy issued by the Hennepin County Clerk’s Office may post their request to the following address:

Hennepin County Vital Records Office
Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th St, Suite A025
Minneapolis MN 55487-0026

Due Covid-19 birth certificate application in person, are limited according to staffing and physical space

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.

Minneapolis birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Minneapolis, Minnesota birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • 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

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

Valid identification is required for all Minneapolis birth certificate applications to be processed. Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of Minnesota Driver’s License
  • State of Minnesota ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territoryState-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport or foreign issued
  • U.S. Military Identification Card with both picture and signature

Who is eligible to apply

Minneapolis birth certificates are not public record. Therefore, only eligible individuals are permitted to request a Minneapolis (MN) birth certificate copy.

An official copy of a Hennepin CountyMinneapolis birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The individual on the record
  • A parent who is named on the record (including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.)
  • A legal guardian and/or representative with valid identification
  • A grandparent, the legal guardian or the legal representative of the registrant, and if you have a court order or signed authorization.

How to Request an Apostille for a Minneapolis Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Minneapolis (MN) who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Minneapolis, Minnesota birth certificate
  2. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Minneapolis, (MN) birth certificate, mail the above to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.
  3. Receive your Minneapolis birth certificate with apostille by mail

Mailing Address:

Minnesota Department of State
60 Empire Dr. 100,
St Paul, MN 55103

Minneapolis (MN) Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Minneapolis, (MN) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Minneapolis, by Minnesota state birth certificate is $26. Extra copy requieres a fee of $19

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

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

Minneapolis Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Minneapolis birth certificate order will be filled within 80 days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Unfortunately, rush orders are available for Minneapolis vital records within Not Available days. It is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

Minnesota Vital Records Offices

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

Keep in mind that the Hennepin County Clerk’s 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.

FAQs About Minneapolis Birth Certificates

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Minneapolis?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Minnesota usually takes 80 days to process. Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a (MN) 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.

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Minneapolis?

    To get a copy of a Minneapolis birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Minnesota-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the Minneapolis MN online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try
    • Once revised, print and sign and post the Minneapolis birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Minneapolis birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Minnesota state vital records office or in-person, where available

  • How much does a Minneapolis birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Minneapolis, Minnesota birth certificate carries a fee that depends on:

    • Whether it is the first copy ordered or an extra copy
    • The age of the applicant
    • Whether their birth certificate application is filled at the State or County level

    Minneapolis birth certificates issued at the State Office carry a cost of $26 for the first copy and $19 per extra copy.

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