Corpus Christi, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate Online

Order an official Corpus Christi, Texas birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Your government-issued vital record will be mailed to your home address.

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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.

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Corpus Christi, TX Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Corpus Christi or the rest of Nueces County are issued a Texas 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 Corpus Christi citizen needs to:

  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Get married

If your Corpus Christi, Texas birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Corpus Christi birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Corpus Christi, TX vital record can be conveniently done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Corpus Christi, Texas 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 Corpus Christi birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record directly to your home address.

Corpus Christi, TX Birth Certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Corpus Christi, tx:

  • Long-form copy of a Corpus Christi, TX birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as authorized copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Corpus Christi, TX 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 Corpus Christi

To order an authorized copy of an Corpus Christi (TX) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button at the top of this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  3. Mail it to the Texas 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 Corpus Christi Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Alternatively, Nueces County citizens born in or around Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass, Inglesid, amongst other locations, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Nueces County Clerk’s Office.

Nueces County Clerk
Filing Department
P.O. Box 2627
Corpus Christi, TX 78403

Citizens of Corpus Christi, or the rest of Nueces County who would prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:

Corpus Christi Department Of Vital Statistics
1702 Horne Road #21
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

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

Corpus Christi birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Corpus Christi, 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

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 providing a sworn statement.

Citizens filing their Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi birth certificate need to prove their identity and that they are over 18 years old.

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

  • US passport
  • US citizen ID card
  • US Driver's license
  • Federal or state ID card

Some applicants may be required to comply with additional conditions or provide additional documentation alongside the Corpus Christi birth certificate application depending on their relationship with the certificate holder.

For example, proof of guardianship, marriage, a court order, or copies of vital records may be needed to verify the relationship between the applicant and the person named on the certificate.

Who is eligible to apply

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

  • The certificate holder —the person whose name appears on the birth certificate
  • An immediate family member: parents, grandparents, children, siblings, spouse
  • Local, state and federal law enforcement or governmental agencies and legal representatives when providing legal documentation (such as a court order establishing guardianship) that demonstrates a direct, tangible interest in the vital record

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

How to Request an Apostille for a Corpus Christi Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside of 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 requirements at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

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

Corpus Christi (TX) Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of aCorpus Christi, Texas (TX) birth certificate carries a fee.The filing fee of each copy of a Corpus Christi, Texas birth certificate is $22.

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

Please note that the fee for your Corpus Christi birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

Corpus Christi (TX) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Corpus Christi birth certificate order will be filled within 65-85 days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Corpus Christi, Texas (TX) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Corpus Christi vital records. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

Corpus Christi citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may apply in person at the Corpus Christi or Nueces County Clerk’s office.

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the applicant visits the office where the birth was originally recorded.

Texas Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Health offices in Texas that can provide Birth Certificate copies. Keep in mind that Corpus Christi city offices may not be near you, but they can sometimes process requests faster.

FAQs About Corpus Christi, Texas (TX) Birth Certificates

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Corpus Christi, Texas?

    To get a copy of a Corpus Christi birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Corpus Christi-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the Corpus Christi online birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button at the top of the page). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued promptly
    • Once reviewed, print and sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public then post the Corpus Christi birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Corpus Christi birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Texas state vital records office or in-person, where available.

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

    To request a certified copy of a Corpus Christi birth certificate you must be a qualified requestor and fill in the form with the:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including the 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 Corpus Christi birth certificate cost?

    Getting a certified copy of a Texas birth certificate in Corpus Christi requires the payment of a $22.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Cospus Christi County birth certificate within the same form to keep a duplicate on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry a cost of $22 per document.

    Please note that fees may vary depending on whether you submit your birth certificate application at the state vital records office or the county clerk’s office.

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