Order your South Carolina (SC) Birth Certificate Online

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Obtain a new South Carolina (SC) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is a legal document that allows you to apply for certain benefits and to request a passport, social security card and driver's license. To obtain your South Carolina (SC) birth certificate you will need to complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions we provide. Your South Carolina birth records will be issued by the vital records office and delivered to your home.

Replace a lost South Carolina Birth Certificate

Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state South Carolina birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.

Obtain an authorized copy of your Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age and American citizenship, especially when applying for a passport, government benefits, enroll in school, or even join the military. If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born.

For a certified copy of your South Carolina birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.

You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in South Carolina then you may request a birth certificate from this state. You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the South Carolina (SC) vital records office or the county recorders of desde such as the ones in: Greenville County, Richland County, Charleston County, Spartanburg County, Lexington County, and the cities of Charleston, Columbia, North Charleston.

Who is eligible to apply

Birth records are restricted in South Carolina. Only the following may apply for a copy of a birth record: if you are applying for yourself or if you are the parent 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.

Remember that Your South Carolina birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.

South Carolina Birth Certificate Requirements

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.

All those born in South Carolina 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 South Carolina Driver’s License
  • State of South Carolina ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S./Foreign Passport
  • School ID Card
  • Military ID Card
  • Private Company Employment ID Card
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Concealed Handgun License
Please note, if your name is not listed on the birth certificate or if you are requesting it on behalf of a direct family member, you are also required to provide proof of relationship with the registrant (e.g.; court orders, birth or marriage certificates.)

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

Office of Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

South Carolina Birth Certificate Fees

To request a South Carolina birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in South Carolina is: $12.

South Carolina Birth Processing Times

Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office. Once it’s processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in South Carolina are filled within 2-4 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of South Carolina birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.

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Personalized Review of your application

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 South Carolina personalized instructions will provide all the information needed.

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