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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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Missouri Birth Certificate Application

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age and American citizenship, especially when you apply for a passport, government benefits, enrol 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 county where you were born. You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Missouri then you may request a birth certificate from this state.

For a certified copy of your Missouri 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.

The Missouri birth certificate application process includes the following steps:

  1. Filling out the application form accurately and in all of its parts
  2. Printing the form and signing it
  3. Preparing the application envelope with the printed form, application fee, and other relevant supporting documents (keep reading for more information)
  4. Shipping the application envelope to an office authorized for birth certificate issuance

You will receive your birth certificate at home directly in the mail.

You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Missouri (MO) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in: St. Louis County, Jackson County, St. Charles County, and the cities of Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia and Independence, among others.


Missouri Birth Certificate Replacement

It is crucial to make sure to keep your birth certificate safe at all times.

Your birth certificate is an important proof of ID and can be used for legal purposes such as:

Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state Missouri 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.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

Birth records are restricted in Missouri. This means that the general public cannot access someone else’s official birth certificate unless they have evidence of a close relationship with the person named on the record.

Only the below individuals may apply for a copy of a birth record:

  • The registrant, as to say, the person named on the record
  • The parents, stepparent, or legal guardians of the registrant. Guardianship papers must be provided
  • The alleged father of the person named on the record (must be included in the certificate or hold legal proof of custody)
  • Foster parents of the person named on the record. Custody papers must be provided
  • Immediate family members of the registrant’s. This includes those family members and in-laws in the direct line of descent up to, but not including, cousins
  • Genealogists representing a family member
  • Official representatives of the person named on the certificate. This may include an attorney or physician
  • An individual holding a signed authorization from the registrant or a family member
  • Individuals who are able to demonstrate a tangible interest for the purpose of determination or protection of personal or property rights
  • Representatives of government agencies carrying out official business
  • Individuals holding court orders confirming their right to access the record

Please note that you will have to provide proof of ID and/or relationship in your application to confirm that you are eligible to access the birth certificate.

Remember that Your Missouri 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.

Missouri 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 and/or relationship to the registrant to confirm that you are eligible to obtain the birth certificate. Depending on the case, suitable evidence of relationship may be another birth certificate, a marriage certificate, guardianship papers, and more. This supporting documentation must be included in your application envelope.

The state of Missouri and the Health Department require that you verify your identity by notarizing your application and signing it in front of a notary public. No other form of ID or additional documents are required, since the notarized signature on your application will be sufficient proof of identity.

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

Bureau of Vital Records

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Missouri Birth Certificate Fees

To request a Missouri birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Missouri is $15.

Each additional copy will carry a further fee of $15. Processing fees do not include shipping costs, which depend on the courier of your choice.

Genealogy requests also carry the same fee.

Missouri 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 Missouri are filled within 2-4 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Missouri 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.

Missouri Vital Records Offices

Birth certificates in Missouri are issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records.

You can post your application to the central office or to a county office. This may be a quicker option due to the lower volume of requests.

Find below a complete list of offices authorized to issue birth certificates in Missouri:

FAQs About Missouri Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Missouri?

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

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

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 2-3 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 Missouri birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Missouri?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Missouri carries a state fee of $15.

    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 with a $15 fee, 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 Missouri, 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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