Order your Portland (OR) Birth Certificate Online

Request an official Portland, Oregon (OR) birth certificate online and receive it at home! There is no longer a need to visit the vital records office nor wait for hours on end.


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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Portland (OR) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Portland or the rest of Multnomah County are issued a Oregon 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 Portland citizen needs to:

If your Portland, Oregon birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a/an {county} birth certificate replacement.

Ordering a Portland, Oregon 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 Portand (OR) birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Portland (OR) Birth Certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Portland, (OR):

  • Long-form copy of a Portland, (OR) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Portland, (OR) 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 Portland

To order an authorized copy of a Portland, Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Portland Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Multnomah County Health Department
Vital Records
847 N.E. 19th Ave, Suite 350
Portland, OR 97232

Alternatively, Multnomah County citizens born in or around Portland, amongst other locations, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Multnomah County Clerk’s Office.

Multnomah Vital Records
847 N.E. 19th Ave, Suite 350
Portland, OR

Walk in service is not available due covid restrictions.

Please note that Portland, Mulnomah County only issue certified copies of birth certificates during 6 months from the date of the event. After 6 months must request a birth certificites to Oregon Center for Health Statistics.

Keep in mind 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.

Portland birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Portland, Oregon birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

Full name (as it would appear on the certificate) Date of birth Hospital and county of birth Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage Telephone number Return name and address Relationship to the name on the record

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

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of Oregon Driver’s License
  • State of Oregon ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. or Foreign Passport
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Work Id (if applicant is employee of agency/company making request)
  • Alien Resident Card (Temporary or Permanent)
  • U.S. Employment Authorization Card
  • Citizenship ID Card
  • Tribal ID
  • Pilot’s License
  • Boating License
  • Concealed Weapons License
  • Ex-Felon ID
  • School ID (must include current school term)
  • Alabama Voter Identification Card
  • Inmate ID issued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice w/ following documentation:
  • Supporting documents from institution if inmate is still in custody
  • Letter of release from institution if inmate has been released

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Portland birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The person whose birth is recorded on the certificate
  • The parents or legal guardians of the certificate holder
  • The children (18 years of age or older) of the person named on the certificate
  • The spouse of the certificate holder
  • The siblings of the certificate holder
  • Legal representatives of the certificate’s subject
  • Individuals holding a court order stating their right to access the certificate
  • Government agencies on official business

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

WHow to Request an Apostille for a Portland 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 the following documents at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Oregon Authentications Unit street address:

Oregon Secretary of State
Public Service Building
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem OR 97310

Portland (OR) Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Portland, Oregon (OR) birth certificate carries a fee.The filing fee of each copy of a Portland birth certificate is $25.

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

Please note that the fee for your Multnomah 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. START FORM

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Portland (OR) Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have posted the complete Portland birth certificate application package, with photocopies of your chosen government-issued ID and the appropriate fees, the Portland vital records bureau will process your request.

In most cases, your Portland birth certificate order will be filled 5-8 weeks. However, new birth certificates may take longer to become available.

As soon as the birth certificate is issued, it will be posted to your home or office address, as stated in your Oregon birth certificate application form.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to place a Portland birth certificate rush order at this time. Therefore, it is advisable to order extra copies of the birth certificates ahead of time to keep on file for future use.

Oregon Vital Records Office

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

Keep in mind that the Multnomah County Clerk’s office in Portland 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 Portland (OR) Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Portland, Oregon?

    Obtaining a Portland, Oregon birth certificate can easily be done online:

    1. Complete the online birth certificate application form. Our experts will verify it to ensure it is error-free so that your vital record can be issued (the form is available by clicking the button above)
    2. Print, sign and pack the complete birth certificate application package with the following:
    3. Send the complete package to the Portland vital records office in Multnomah County Once processed, you will receive the OR birth certificate replacement at home
  • Where can I get a birth certificate in Portland, OR?

    Obtaining a certified copy of an Portland birth certificate issued in Oregon may be done by placing an online order or mailing in your request to the vital records office in Portland.

    Walk-ins often require waiting in line for hours at the vital records bureau.

    The most practical way to get a legally-valid Portland birth certificate is to fill out the application form online (available by clicking the button above) and have it revised by an expert.

    This way, regardless of whether you mail it in or submit it in person, you can be confident that your birth certificate application will be filled, not rejected.

  • How much does a Portland birth certificate cost?

    A replacement copy of a Portland birth certificate bears a state fee of $25 per copy.

    Fees must be paid when the OR birth certificate application and the documents detailed in your personalized instructions are submitted.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of the Portland birth certificate to keep on file for future use. Additional copies ordered within the same form cost $25 each.

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