Order your North Carolina (NC) Birth Certificate Online

Waiting in long lines in government offices is no longer necessary. Order your official State North Carolina (NC) birth certificate hassle-free from the comfort of your home!

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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.

US Birth Certificates is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with, not owned or operated by any government agency. US Birth Certificates is an independent preparer that provides vital records application preparation assistance services, If you are looking for blank forms, you can get them for free at the relevant state office.

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Order your birth certificate by completing the application form in just 5 minutes and avoid long lines and government offices.

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Obtain a new North Carolina (NC) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate issued by the North Carolina State vital records office is a legal document that officially proves a citizen’s identity. Certified copies of an NC birth certificate can be used for multiple purposes, such as:

  • Enrolling in school
  • Applying for a passport
  • Getting a driver’s license issued
  • Claiming pension or insurance benefits

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services keep records of the birth of every child born in the state from January 1913 to the present.

Certain counties in North Carolina have vital records offices, including Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston–Salem, Fayetteville, Mecklenburg County, Wake County, Guilford County, Cumberland County, Durham County, Buncombe County, New Hanover County, Union County.

You can order a certified copy of your North Carolina Birth Certificate online in just a few minutes. Simply follow our straightforward instructions. Read on to find out how to apply for your birth certificate replacement from the comfort of your home or office.

North Carolina Birth Certificate Replacement

You may need to obtain a certified copy of your NC birth certificate for a multitude of reasons, for instance, if your birth certificate was lost, damaged, stolen, or destroyed.

If this is your case, you can now easily request one online in a few simple steps, without having to wait in line at a vital records office.

Applying for a certified copy of your North Carolina Birth Certificate online will take about 5 minutes of your time. You can then mail your completed application package to the North Carolina Department of Health Vital Statistics which will help you avoid waiting in long lines.

You will receive a certified copy of your birth certificate endorsed with the registrar’s signature, and raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal. Your official copy will also carry the date the certificate was filed with the North Carolina registrar’s office.

If you are a North Carolina born citizen and request a certified copy, your birth certificate will be issued by the North Carolina Department of Health.

How to Get a Birth Certificate in North Carolina

In order to obtain a copy of your birth certificate issued by the North Carolina Department of Health, you need to follow some easy steps.

Requesting your birth certificate online, from your cellphone, tablet, or personal computer will save you a trip to a vital records office.

This hassle-free application will also help you avoid waiting in line since you will receive your documents at home.

The North Carolina Department of Health issues authorized copies that date back to 1913. To request your NC birth certificate, you need to fill out the online application form with the following data:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born
  • The reason why you need the certificate
  • Your mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

After you have completed the online birth certificate request form, you will receive a completed application form. Then you will simply need to print it, sign it, and mail it to the North Carolina Department of Health along with a copy of a valid photo ID, and the payment for each copy of the certificate you need to obtain.

All North Carolina-born citizens that need to get 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 North Carolina Driver’s License
  • State of North Carolina 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 or foreign issued

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

NC Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900
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 aircraft. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Who can apply for an NC birth certificate

Either the certificate holder or one of the following eligible citizens may request an authorized copy of a birth certificate issued in North Carolina:

if you are the parent, the child, the spouse, the sibling, the grandparent or the grandchild of the person named on record. You may also request if you are the legal guardian, the legal representative, or if you have a court order.

North Carolina Birth Certificate Requirements

The North Carolina Department of Health accepts either of the following forms of photo ID as long as they are still valid:

  • State of North Carolina Driver’s License
  • State of North Carolina 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 or foreign issued

Nationals applying for a driver’s license, Social Security Card, or US passport will need an official copy of their North Carolina State birth certificate. This certified copy also serves citizens getting married or registering for school.

Please note that what validates this type of birth certificate copy for legal purposes is the fact that it carries the official state registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored Seal. This document will also have the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

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

NC Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

North Carolina Birth Certificate Cost

Obtaining an authorized copy of your birth certificate in North Carolina carries a search fee of USD $24.

If you require more than one certified copy of a North Carolina State birth certificate, you may obtain them by marking the number of copies you need on your form and paying the fee of USD $24 for each copy you need.

Rush service is available if you need to get your NC birth certificate within 3 to 5 business days for an additional cost of USD $35.

The benefit of applying for a North Carolina Birth Certificate online is that you can obtain it without having to visit the vital records office nor wait in long lines.

North Carolina Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete application package, along with a copy of both sides of your chosen form of photo ID and paid the fees, the North Carolina vital records office will issue your certified copy.

Most North Carolina Birth Certificate requests are filled within 5 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your government-issued document by post, at your home or office address, as stated in your application form.

You may consider using the state of North Carolina’s Rush Service if you need to present your birth certificate for a procedure that has a strict deadline. Some examples include having a passport issued in time for a trip abroad, school enrollment, or retirement planning.

Rush service orders are usually filled within 3 to 5 business days once the application package is received.

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Our team of experts are trained in all states and will review each application to make sure there is no information missing and that everything is correct. This way you will avoid delays and get exactly what you are looking for when you order your birth certificate online.

ID Verification

You may be required to provide a copy of your photo ID to prove your identity. In some cases you may be required to provide a sworn notarized statement of your identity. Our North Carolina personalized instructions will provide all the information needed.

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