Jersey City (NJ) Birth Certificate Online

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

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Jersey City, New Jersey (NJ) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Jersey City are issued a New Jersey birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered. Note that Husdon County does not issue birth certificates for citizens born in Jersey City or Secaucus

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Jersey City, New Jersey 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 Jersey City, New Jersey 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 Jersey City (NJ) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

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

Jersey City (NJ) birth certificate types

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

  • Long-form copy of a Jersey City, (NJ) 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 Jersey City, (NJ) 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 Jersey City (NJ)

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

New Jersey Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics and Registry
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

Alternatively, Jersey City citizens can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate by express mail

New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics and Registry
Attn: - Customer Service Unit
H & A Bldg, 5th Floor
Warren and Market Streets
Trenton, NJ 08625

Birth certificate application in person are currently suspended.

Please note that as of October 1st, 2020, 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.

Jersey City birth certificate requirements

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

All those born in the state of New Jersey 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 New Jersey Driver’s License with current address
  • State of New Jersey ID Card with current address
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued with current address
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory with current address

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Jersey City (NJ) 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 Jersey City birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

Keep in mind that Hudson County does noy issued vital records to those citizens born in Jersey City.

How to Request an Apostille for a Jersey City (NJ) 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.

New Jersey Authentications Unit address:

Notary Unit
33 West State Street, 5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Jersey City Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Jersey City, New Jersey (NJ) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Jersey City. If ordered to Missouri state office the fee is $25. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $2

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

Please note that the fee for your Jersey 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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Jersey City (NJ) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Jersey City birth certificate order will be filled within 6-8 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Jersey City, New Jersey (NJ) 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.

New Jersey Vital Records Offices

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

Keep in mind that the County Clerk 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 Jersey City (NJ) Birth Certificates

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

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

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

    New Jersey Department of Health
    Office of Vital Statistics and Registry
    P.O. Box 370
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

    The agency will then issue the Jersey 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 Jersey City, New Jersey (NJ) birth certificate carries a fee of $25.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Jersey 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 Jersey City (NJ) birth certificate?

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

    New Jersey Department of Health
    Office of Vital Statistics and Registry
    P.O. Box 370
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

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