Suffolk County (NY) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Suffolk County (NY) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Suffolk County birth certificate mailed to you.

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Suffolk County, New York (NY) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Suffolk County or in Riverhead are issued a New York 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 Suffolk County, New York birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Suffolk County birth certificate replacement.

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

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

Suffolk County (NY) birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Suffolk County, New York:

  • Long-form copy of a Suffolk County, (NY) 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 Suffolk County, (NY) 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 Suffolk County, (NY)

To order an authorized copy of a Suffolk County, (NY) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  • Mail it to the New York 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 Suffolk County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section/Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

Alternatively, citizens of Riverhead can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Riverhead Town Clerks to the following address

Riverhead Town Clerk
200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

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.

Suffolk County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Suffolk County, New York 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

Applicants submitting their birth certificate application by mail may be asked to sign the application form in the presence of a notary public as well as provide a sworn statement. Citizens filing their Suffolk County birth certificate application in person may be required to sign their form in the clerk’s presence upon arrival eliminating the need to have it notarized.

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

All those born in the state of New York 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 N.Y. Driver’s License
  • State of N.Y. 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

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Suffolk County (NY) 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 Suffolk County birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Suffolk County (NY) 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 York Authentications Unit address:

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
Apostille and Authentication Unit
PO Box 22001
Albany NY 12201-2001

Suffolk County Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Suffolk County, New York (NY) birth certificate carries a fee. If ordered to New York state office the fee is $30. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $30

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

Please note that the fee for your Suffolk County 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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Suffolk County (NY) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Suffolk County birth certificate order will be filled within 10-12 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Suffolk County, New York (NY) 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 York Vital Records Office

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

Keep in mind that the Suffolk County Clerk’s 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.

Therefore, in most cases, unless you are filing at the state vital records office, it is advisable to submit a birth certificate application at the county clerk’s office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About Suffolk County (NY) Birth Certificates

  • How much does a Suffolk County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued How much does a Suffolk County birth certificate copy cost?, New York (NY) birth certificate carries a fee of $30.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Suffolk County 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 a Suffolk County, New York birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Suffolk County (NY) birth certificate is to apply online.

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

    New York State Department of Health
    Vital Records Section/Certification Unit
    P.O. Box 2602
    Albany, NY 12220-2602

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

  • How can I change the name on a Suffolk County, New York birth certificate?

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

    New York State Department of Health
    Vital Records Section/Certification Unit
    P.O. Box 2602
    Albany, NY 12220-2602

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