Arlington, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate Online

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Arlington, TX Birth Certificate

An Arlington, Texas birth certificate is an essential legal document that enables citizens to:

  • Get married, change their name
  • Obtain different forms of government-issued IDs such as a passport, social security card, or others
  • Enroll in school or university, sports activities, and much more

Arlington citizens whose birth certificate got lost, or was stolen, misplaced, or destroyed will need to obtain a Texas birth certificate replacement.

The most convenient way to get a government-issued copy of an Arlington, TX birth certificate is to complete the form online, thus saving applicants long hours waiting in line at a vital records office.

Applying for a Tarrant County, Texas birth certificate online is easy and straightforward. Follow our personalized instructions and fill out the simple application form in just a few minutes.

Once your Arlington birth certificate application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your Texas vital record at home.

In the State of Texas, records of life events are kept under governmental authority and can only be obtained by eligible citizens (full list below).

The simplest way to obtain an Arlington birth certificate copy is to fill out the form online and post it to the Texas DSHS. Once issued, your official Arlington birth certificate copy will be sent to your preferred address (as printed on your prepaid self-addressed envelope).

Citizens who prefer to have their orders filled at the county level may do so as well. Certified copies of most birth and death records from Tarrant County can be issued by the City of Fort Worth’s Vital Records Office, Tarrant County Vital Records Office or the Texas Vital Statistics Office.

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 aircraft. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

How to Obtain an Arlington Birth Certificate

Getting a government-issued birth certificate in Arlington, Texas is a straightforward process that can be completed with little to no hassle.

To order an authorized copy of an Arlington (TX) birth certificate, just fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required documents, issue a sworn statement, and mail your envelope to the Texas Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Department of State Health Services,
1100 W. 49th Street,
Austin, TX 78756

Alternatively, copies of Birth and Death Certificates may also be ordered from the an Arlington Vital Records Office by mailing your application package to the following address:

City of Arlington Vital Records Office
101 W. Abram St., MS 01-0110
Arlington, Texas 76010

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

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Why do you need the certificate
  • 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

Please note that incorrect or incomplete information on your birth certificate application form may cause delays, so take the time to carefully revise the data entered in your form. In order to avoid unnecessary hassles and extended turnaround, simply complete the online Tarrant County birth certificate application form and follow our personalized instructions.

Arlington Birth Certificate Required Documents

Citizens applying for a certified copy of an Arlington birth certificate need to prove their identity.

This can be done by providing one of the following acceptable identification documents, alongside your Arlington birth certificate application form:

  • US passport
  • US citizen ID card
  • US Driver's license
  • Federal or state ID card
  • Visa
  • SENTRI card
  • Pilot's license
  • Military ID card
  • Re-entry permit
  • Advance parole
  • Refugee travel document
  • License to Carry a Handgun
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Law enforcement employment ID (federal, state, or city)
  • Offender ID issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or an ID from a federal or US state correctional facility or institution
  • Border Crossing Card (BCC) – B1 for business or pleasure or B2 medical purposes

Tarrant County applicants unable to provide one of the documents listed above may present 2 of the following credentials as proof of identity:

  • Current student ID
  • Veterans Affairs card
  • Medical insurance card
  • Signed Social Security card or Numident

More options of acceptable identification documents

  • Mexican voter registration card
  • Medicaid card or Medicare card
  • DD Form 214 Certificate of Release
  • Private company employment ID card
  • Any document stated above that has expired
  • Form I-94 - accompanied by the applicant's visa or passport
  • Foreign photo identification (including El Salvador consular certification, El Salvadoran Unique Identity Card [DUI], and Honduran consular certification)
  • Foreign passport in accordance with the US Department of State, Visa Waiver Program
  • Foreign passport accompanied by a visa issued by the US Department of State
  • Certified birth certificate from the US Department of State (FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545)

Citizens of Arlington, Texas (TX) that do not have any of the aforementioned credentials to present, may have other options available to prove their identity.

  • Texas Driver’s License
  • Texas 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

Please note that births within the past 75 years are considered protected records in Arlington, Texas. This means that only a specific number of individuals can apply for them.

Who can order a certified copy of an Arlington birth certificate?

Arlington, Texas residents can order:

  • Their own birth records
  • The birth records of immediate family members. That is the certificate bearer’s guardian or children, spouse, parents, siblings, or grandparents

Non-Texas residents who want to obtain an Arlington birth certificate can only order:

  • Their own records
  • The records of their children if they are listed as a parent on the record

Arlington County Birth Certificate Types

When ordering a birth certificate replacement from Arlington, Texas, it is important to understand the different types of birth certificates available in order to make sure you obtain the correct document to fulfill your needs.

Authorized copy of an Arlington, TX birth certificate

An authorized copy of an Arlington birth certificate is a government-issued copy of the original document. It includes any corrections made to the birth record such as name changes. It is also known as a long-form birth certificate, full birth certificate, or certified copy of an Arlington birth certificate.

If you need your birth certificate to sign up at university, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport, get married, or for other legal purposes, then you need to order an authorized copy of your birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.

A long-form Arlington birth certificate will 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. You may order a certified copy of an Arlington birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.

Informational copy of an Arlington birth certificate

An informational copy of an Arlington birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate. It is an abstract of the birth record. It only shows the individual's name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, and name of parent(s).

Short-form Arlington birth certificates or informational copies bear the following message imprinted across the face of the copy:

“Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”

Heirloom copy of an Arlington birth certificate

An ARLINGTON County, Texas Heirloom birth certificate is another type of abstract or short-form birth certificate that bears no legal validity. Arlington heirloom birth certificates are mainly used as a keepsake for framing and display.

Birth Verification Letter

If you need to search for records to verify a birth that occurred in Arlington, Texas from 1903, you may apply for an Arlington birth verification letter. This document will state whether a record of birth for the citizen is on file.

The information provided in an Arlington Birth Verification Letter includes the certificate bearer’s name, date of birth, and county where the birth occurred.

Please bear in mind that birth verification letters are not considered legal substitutes for certified copies of an Arlington birth certificate.

Arlington, Texas Birth Certificate Apostille

Texans born in Arlington who need to use their birth certificate abroad will have to get an apostille for their Arlington birth certificate to provide it with legal validity outside the United States territory.

An Apostille for an Arlington birth certificate can be obtained by:

  1. Ordering a certified copy of the Arlington, Texas Birth Certificate
  2. When applying, state "Apostille" as the reason for your birth certificate order
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Arlington, TX birth certificate,mail the complete document to the Texas Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication. Please note that certified copies submitted must have been issued within the past 5 years

Texas Authentications Unit street address:

Secretary of State

Authentications Unit
1019 Brazos
Austin, TX 78701

Walk-In Service: Room 106

Texas Authentications unit PO BOX:

Secretary of State

Authentications Unit
PO Box 13550
Austin, TX 78711-3550

Birth Certificate Cost in Arlington, Texas

When ordering a copy of a birth certificate in Arlington, Texas, (TX) it is necessary to pay the appropriate issuance fee.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Arlington birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check

The filing fee of each certified copy of a birth certificate in Arlington, Texas varies depending on whether you post your application to the state office or the county office.

Arlington birth certificate copies issued by the Texas DSHS carry a fee of $22. Certified copies of a Arlington birth certificate issued by the Tarrant County Clerk’s Office carry a fee of $21. Make sure to provide the correct fees wherever you choose to mail your application package.

It is advisable to order more than one copy within the same Arlington birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Extra copies of the same Arlington birth certificate ordered within a single application form carry the same cost as the first copy.

Military personnel with a current deployment order are granted exemption from fees for an Arlington birth certificate in the state of Texas.

Arlington, Texas Birth Certificate Processing Times

Your order will be processed after you complete the Arlington, TX birth certificate application, and mail it with the appropriate payment and documentation.

Birth certificate orders in Arlington, Texas are generally filled within 4 to 6 weeks.

Arlington citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may print out their completed application package, sign and take it with the required documents and fee then walk in the Arlington vital records office during its office hours. Make sure to provide the correct fees since these may vary from one office to the next.

Although this usually requires waiting in line, it may result in same-day delivery if the document is found on record at the same office.

Texas Vital Records Office

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Health offices that can provide Birth Certificate copies in Texas. Keep in mind that the Arlington Vital Records Office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

FAQs About Arlington, (TX) Birth Certificates

  • What information do I need to obtain a birth certificate in Arlington, Texas (TX)?

    To request a certified copy of an Arlington birth certificate you must be either the certificate holder or an immediate family member and fill the form with the following details:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Valid identification (current state Driver’s License/photo ID preferred)
    • Reason for requesting the record (marriage, Apostille, school enrollment, etc.)
  • How much does an Arlington, Texas birth certificate replacement cost?

    Each official copy of a Arlington, Texas birth certificate carries a fee of $23.00 per copy when issued by the Texas DSHS. Copies issued by the Tarrant County Clerk’s Office carry a fee of $21.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of an Arlington birth certificate within the same form to keep on file ready for future use. Extra copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same cost as the first document.

  • How do I correct a misspelled name on my Tarrant County birth certificate?

    To correct the name on an Arlington birth certificate:

    1. Order a certified copy of the Arlington, TX birth certificate that must be corrected by filling the online form (available by clicking the button above)
    2. Fill out and notarize form A VS170 Application to Amend Certificate of Birth. Minors need both parents to sign the form before a notary public to prove they agree to the change or correction
    3. Provide required affidavits or evidence of correct spelling to support your request. Changes or amendments that need to be made to a Tarrant County birth certificate can be requested through the Texas Department of State Health Services (address below)
    4. Pay fees
    5. Request a certified copy of the newly-amended birth certificate (applying online is the most convenient)

    Mailing address for Tarrant County birth certificate name changes:

    1100 W 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756
    512-458-7111 or 888-963-7111

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