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It is no longer necessary to wait in long lines to get a birth certificate. Order a certified copy of a Mississippi (MS) birth certificate from your home!

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Mississippi Birth Certificate Online Form

A certified copy of a Mississippi Birth Certificate is an indispensable legal document that proves an individual’s citizenship and identity. A US Birth Certificate allows nationals to request a passport, a driver’s license, a social security card, get married, enroll at university, and, much more.

Requesting an official birth certificate can now be done online, in just a few easy steps. Our personalized instructions will allow you to get your birth certificate at home without paying a visit to your local Vital Records office.

Mississippi birth records are kept by the Mississippi Department of Health along with other vital records, such as marriage and death certificates. There are also vital records offices in various counties, including offices in Hinds County, Rankin County, Madison County, as well as in Lauderdale County. The city of Jackson, Mississippi also has a vital records office.

In the event that your birth certificate was misplaced, destroyed, damaged or stolen you have the option to quickly complete an online application to order a Mississippi Birth Certificate replacement of your document that has complete legal validity.

Our online service allows you to avoid waiting in long lines at your local vital records office or agency, thus saving you time and hassle. The birth certificate application is simple to fill out and easy to use.

If you are planning your marriage, a trip abroad that requires a passport, or to enroll in university, you will have to produce an authorized copy of your birth certificate. The replacement is also necessary to get a social security card issued or apply for a driver’s license.

To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate from Mississippi, you will need to complete the online application with the following details:

  • Last name (exactly as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Gender
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born
  • Reason or purpose for which you need the certificate
  • Your mother’s maiden name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

After completing the application, you will need to print out the form you receive in order to mail it to your Mississippi vital records office.


How to Obtain A Birth Certificate in Mississippi

Obtaining a certified copy of a Mississippi birth certificate is now a hassle-free process thanks to the straightforward online application. All applicants must follow the simple steps outlined below:

  1. Complete the online application for a Mississippi birth certificate
  2. Carefully revise all the data entered in your application making sure there are no mistakes or typing errors
  3. Print the form and sign it
  4. Include your printed and signed application form, along with a copy of a valid photo ID, and your money order or check in an envelope
  5. Mail these requirements to the Mississippi vital records office

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.

Who can request a Mississippi Birth Certificate

Requesting a Mississippi Birth Certificate replacement can only be done by authorized individuals. A legal copy of a birth certificate can only be requested by one of the following eligible persons:

  • The certificate holder, a parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the certificate holder
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or the certificate holder’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate

If you are applying for a driver’s license, obtaining a US passport, getting married, or registering for school or university, you will need a certified copy of your MS birth certificate. Also, if you are an American citizen born abroad or in a U.S. military base, check out the requirements on how to get a copy of your birth certificate if born abroad.

The main feature that distinguishes a certified birth certificate copy from Mississippi is the fact that it bears the official state of Mississippi registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, the registrar’s signature, as well as the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.


Documents needed to apply

All those born in the state of Mississippi 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:

  • State of Mississippi Driver’s License
  • State of Mississippi ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport
  • Employment ID

Once your application documents are completed and packed in an envelope, you will need to mail it to:

Mississippi Vital Records
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Mississippi Birth Certificate cost

Getting a certified copy of a Mississippi birth certificate requires citizens requesting the document to cover the cost of each copy they need issued. The first certified copy of a Mississippi birth certificate carries a fee of $17, and each additional copy will cost $6.

Mississippi Birth Certificate processing times

Once you have mailed the birth certificate application along with a copy of a valid photo ID and your payment, the MS vital records office will fill your request. You will get your birth certificate by mail, at your home address.

Most birth certificate orders in Mississippi are processed within 7-10 business days. However, some orders may take longer to be processed due to peak request periods.

This is especially relevant for citizens who need their birth certificate for an activity that may have a deadline such as:

  • Enrolling in sports programs
  • Registering in school
  • Having a passport issued in time for a trip

Mississippi Vital Records offices

The following is a complete list of the Vital Records and Health offices that may issue Birth Certificate copies in MS. Keep in mind that although county offices may be further from your location, they can sometimes have shorter processing times than bigger Mississippi vital records offices.

FAQs about Mississippi Birth Certificates

  • How to get a copy of my birth certificate in Mississippi?

    Getting a Certified Copy of a birth certificate in Mississippi is easy.

    Long lines at the vital records office are no longer necessary since it is much more convenient to apply online.

    1. Fill out the online birth certificate application form that can be found on this page. Our experts will revise the form to ensure it has no errors, so the MS birth certificate can be issued directly
    2. Print the form, sign it, and mail it with the required documents and fees listed in the personalized instructions.

    Once the request is processed, the birth certificate will be mailed to the applicant.

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate from Mississippi?

    Obtaining a Mississippi birth certificate takes 7-10 business days by mail.

    Applicants can order a birth certificate in MS online or in person.

    Ordering online helps avoid long lines at the vital records office, and allows citizens to receive their birth certificate at home.

    To avoid delays and rejected applications due to errors on the form or incomplete documents, and have a birth certificate issued on the first try:

    • Have our experts review the form before submitting it
    • Follow our personalized instructions
  • How much is it to send off for a birth certificate?

    Ordering a birth certificate in Mississippi entails covering the state fee of $17 for the first copy.

    Applicants can order multiple certified copies of the same birth certificate in a single order. Each additional copy carries a fee of $6.

    Rush service is available for an additional fee when the applicant requires expedited delivery of their MS birth certificate.

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

    To order a certified copy of a Mississippi birth certificate, citizens need to:

    1. Complete a birth certificate application form (have it revised to avoid errors that may cause delays and unnecessary hassle)
    2. Print, sign and pack the form with photocopies of both sides of a government-issued identification document (see full list of valid photo IDs above)
    3. Include the correct payment with the application package and post it to the vital records office

    Once received, the State of MS will issue and post the birth certificate to the applicant's address.

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