Omaha (NE) Birth Certificate Online

Order an Omaha (NE) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of an Omaha 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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Omaha, Nebraska (NE) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Douglas County or in Omaha are issued a Nebraska birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, These includes, for example, obtaining government benefits, applying for US passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, and getting married, amongst others.

If your Omaha, Nebraska birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain an Omaha birth certificate replacement.

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

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

Omaha, Nebraska (NE) birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Omaha, Nebraska:

  • Long-form copy of an Omaha, (NE) 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 an Omaha, (NE) 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 Omaha (EN)

To order an authorized copy of an Omaha (NE) 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 Nebraska 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 an Omaha, Nebraska Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

Alternatively, citizens of the rest of Douglas County born in Omaha or around Bennington, Venice, Ralston, Valley, Waterloo or Boys Taown, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Vital Records Office. Those who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours.

Douglas County Health Department
Vital Statistics, Civic Center, Room 402
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183-0401

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.

Omaha birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of an Omaha, Nebraska birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:

  • Full name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Date of birth
  • Mother’s full maiden name
  • Mother's birth date and place
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father's birth date and place

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

All those born in Nebraska 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 Nebraska Driver’s License
  • State of Nebraska ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. Passport

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of an Omaha (NE) birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The subject of a birth certificate (the person whose birth is recorded in the certificate)
  • The father, mother, or stepparent of the birth certificate’s subject
  • The child of the person the birth certificate refers to
  • The spouse of the person the birth certificate refers to
  • The sibling of the birth certificate’s subject
  • The grandparent or grandchild of the person named on the record

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

How to Request an Apostille for an Omaha (NE) 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.

Nebraska Authentications Unit address:

Nebraska Secretary of State
Notary Division
1201 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508

Nebraska Authentications unit PO BOX:

Nebraska Secretary of State
Notary Division
PO Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509

Omaha Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of an Omaha, Nebraska (NE) birth certificate carries a fee. If ordered to Nebraska state office the fee is $17. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $17

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

Please note that the fee for your Omaha 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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Omaha (NE) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Omaha birth certificate order will be filled within 2-3 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Omaha, Nebraska (NE) 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.

Nebraska Vital Records Offices

There are several government offices that can process your birth certificate request in Nebraska. Among these, Nebraska Department of Health Services Vital Records Office branches and local county offices like Omaha - Douglas Country Vital Records Office. The latter is often the quickest (even when they’re not the closest) option due to the lower number of requests.

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FAQs About Omaha (NE) Birth Certificates

  • How much does a Omaha birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued How much does an Omaha birth certificate copy cost?, Omaha (NE) birth certificate carries a fee of $17.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of an Omaha 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.

  • Where can I get a copy of an Omaha, Nebraska birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of an Omaha (NE) birth certificate is to apply online.

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

    Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
    Division of Public Health
    Vital Records
    P.O. Box 95065
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

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

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

    Getting a government-issued copy of an Omaha birth certificate usually takes 2-3 weeks to process.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a (NE) 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 (NE) vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

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