Kansa City (MO) Birth Certificate Online

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

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Kansas City, Missouri (MO) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Kansas City or in the Jackson County are issued a Missouri 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 Kansas City, Missouri 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 Kansas City, Missouri birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Kansas City birth certificate replacement.

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

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

Kansas City (MO) birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Kansas City, Missouri:

  • Long-form copy of a Kansas City, (MO) 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 Kansas City, (MO) 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 Kansas City, (MO)

To order an authorized copy of a Kansas City, (MO) 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 Missouri 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 Kansas City Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

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

Alternatively, Kansas City citizens can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Vital Records Office:

Kansas City (MO) Vital Records
2400 Troost, Suite 1200
Kansas City, MO 64108

Citizens of the rest of Kansas Citywho prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours.

Kansas City (MO) Vital Records
2400 Troost, Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108

For those born in the state of Missouri after 1920 the birth certificates are also available at:

Jackson County Health Department
313 S Liberty
Independence, Missouri

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.

Kansas City birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Kansas City, Missouri 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 Kansas City birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

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.

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Kansas City (MO) birth certificate can be ordered by:

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

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

How to Request an Apostille for a Kansas City (MO) 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 Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Missouri Authentications Unit address:

Secretary of State's Office
600 West Main, Room 322
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Kansas City Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Kansas City, Missouri (MO) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Kansas City. If ordered to Missouri state office the fee is $15. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $15

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

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

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Kansas City (MO) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Kansas City birth certificate order will be filled within 2-4 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Kansas City, Missouri (MO) 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.

Missouri Vital Records Offices

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

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 Kansas City (MO) Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Kansas City, Missouri birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Kansas City (MO) birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Kansas City birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
    Bureau of Vital Records
    930 Wildwood
    Jefferson City, MO 65109

    The agency will then issue the Kansas City birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Kansa City (MO) birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office as well. Please note that the fees may vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the fees wherever you are submitting your application.

    Kansas City, Mo. Health Department
    2400 Troost Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64108

  • How much does a Kansas City birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Kansas City, Missouri (MO) birth certificate carries a fee of $15.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Kansas City 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 Kansas City Missouri birth certificate?

    To modify a citizen’s name on a Kansas City 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 Kansa City birth certificate you would like to modify and the appropriate fees at the following address:

    Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
    Bureau of Vital Records
    930 Wildwood
    Jefferson City, MO 65109

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