El Paso, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate Online

Order an El Paso County, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of an El Paso birth certificate mailed to you.

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El Paso, TX Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of El Paso or the rest of El Paso County are issued a Texas birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a requirement when an El Paso citizen needs to:

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

If your El Paso, Texas birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed, even partially, you will have to obtain an El Paso birth certificate replacement.

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

Ordering an El Paso, 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.

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Once your El Paso birth certificate application is processed by the bureau of vital statistics, you will be issued and sent an official copy of your El Paso County, Texas document by mail to your home address.

As of October 1st, 2021, 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 Get an El Paso (TX) Birth Certificate

Obtaining a government-issued birth certificate in the city of El Paso, Texas, or in the rest of El Paso County requires completing a quick hassle-free process. In fact, the entire El Paso birth certificate request can be placed online without having to visit a vital records office.

Follow these simple steps to order an official copy of an El Paso County (TX) birth certificate for yourself or on behalf of a third person:

  1. Fill out and print the El Paso birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button on this page) and sign the Affidavit of Personal knowledge (at the bottom of the form) in the presence of a notary public
  2. Include payment and a photocopy of your valid identification documents (see the detailed list of acceptable options below)
  3. Mail to the vital records office
  4. Receive the El Paso birth certificate at your home address

Copies of birth certificates may be ordered by posting your application package to the Texas Vital Records Office:

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

Citizens who prefer to submit their order at the county level may post their application to the following El Paso mailing address for birth certificate applications:

County Courthouse

500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 546-2071
Fax: (915) 546-2012
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ysleta Annex

9521 Socorro Road, Suite A-1
El Paso, Texas 79927
Phone: (915) 860-2484
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Northeast Annex

4641 Cohen Avenue, Suite B
El Paso, Texas 79924
Phone: (915) 759-0233
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Alternatively, you also have the option to submit your El Paso County birth certificate application package in person during the office hours detailed above.

El Paso birth certificate copy required information

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

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • 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
  • Reason to order the El Paso birth certificate (for use abroad, please state “Apostille”)
  • Relationship to the applicant (if not ordering your own El Paso birth certificate)

In El Paso County, as well as the rest of the State of Texas, all births recorded within the past 75 years are considered protected records. Therefore, only specific individuals are eligible to apply for an authorized copy of an El Paso birth certificate.

Who can request a certified copy of a birth certificate in El Paso, Texas?

An official copy of an El Paso 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

The documentation that must be presented alongside an El Paso birth certificate application varies depending on the person requesting the vital record.

El Paso, Texas Birth Certificate Requirements

Aside from the El Paso (TX) birth certificate application form and a valid form of identification (see full list below), the eligible applicants will have to comply with the following additional requirements:

Apply for your own or your sibling’s’ birth certificate in El Paso:

  • Applicant must be over the age of 18 Parents obtaining a birth certificate for their child in El Paso:
  • Parents’ names must be listed on the birth certificate Grandmother or grandfather requesting a birth certificate for their grandchild in El Paso:
  • Must provide specific proof of relationship to the grandchild
  • The related parent must be listed on requested birth certificate Spouse applying for their partner’s El Paso birth certificate:
  • Must provide legal proof of marriage to the certificate holder Son or Daughter obtaining their parent’s birth certificate in El Paso County or the city of El Paso:
  • Relation to mother or father must be identified on the birth record Legal Guardian or custodian applying for a minor’s El Paso, Texas birth certificate:
  • Must provide a certified copy of a court order establishing guardianship, relationship, and/or custody of the child Attorney ordering an El Paso birth certificate on behalf of their client:
  • Must provide an original letter on letterhead from attorney’s firm specifying tangible interest towards the birth certificate
  • Must submit an ongoing legal case number

Once the form to apply for a certified copy of an El Paso birth certificate is completed, all applicants will have to provide a photocopy of a valid form of identification alongside their request.

Acceptable IDs for Birth Certificate Application

Since all Texas births recorded less than 75 years ago are considered private records, citizens applying for a certified copy of an El Paso County birth certificate need to prove their identity.

This can be done by providing one of the following acceptable identification documents, alongside your 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

El Paso birth certificate 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 born in the city of El Paso or the rest of El Paso County, Texas (TX) that do not have any of the aforementioned credentials to present, may have other options available to prove their identity.

El Paso County Birth Certificate Types

When ordering an El Paso birth certificate replacement, 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.

There are 2 types of birth certificates issued in El Paso:

  • Full Size or Long Form birth certificate
  • Birth certificate abstract or standard form of birth certificate

Full size or long-form El Paso County, TX birth certificate

A full-size El Paso birth certificate is an authorized government-issued copy of the original document.

A long-form El Paso birth certificate includes any corrections made to the birth record. It is also known as a certified copy of an El Paso, Texas birth certificate.

Order this type of El Paso birth certificate for any of the following purposes:

  • To sign up at university
  • Get a driver’s license
  • Apply for a US passport,
  • Get married
  • Other legal purposes

Please note that a standard form or abstract copy of an El Paso birth certificate will not be accepted to prove your identity.

A long-form El Paso County birth certificate can be easily recognized because it carries:

  • The registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal
  • The registrar’s signature
  • The date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office

El Paso birth certificate abstract

An informational copy of an El Paso birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate or standard form birth certificate.

A short-form certificate is an abstract of the El Paso birth certificate kept on record at the vital statistics office.

Please note that short-form El Paso County birth certificates or standard copies bear the following message imprinted across the face of the copy:

“Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”

Heirloom copy of an El Paso County birth certificate

A Texas Heirloom birth certificate is another type of abstract or short-form birth certificate that bears no legal validity. El Paso heirloom birth certificates are mainly used as a keepsake for framing and display.

El Paso Birth Certificate for Election Identification

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) waives the fees to obtain a certified copy of a birth record that will be used to specifically request an Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Please bear in mind that birth certificates for election identification in El Paso County can only be issued once during a citizen's lifetime and bear the message:

"For Election Identification Purposes Only."

The fee waiver is exclusively available for issuance of an EIC certified birth record. To qualify for the fee waiver, the El Paso citizen must visit the El Paso City Clerk, El Paso County Clerk, the Texas Vital Statistics Unit (VSU), or a local registrar in the State of Texas.

This type of birth certificate cannot be requested on behalf of another citizen.

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El Paso County, Texas Birth Certificate Apostille

Citizens born in El Paso County, TX who need to present their birth certificate outside the United States’ territory need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the El Paso County, Texas Birth Certificate
  2. State "Apostille" as the reason for your birth certificate order on your application form
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy of the El Paso, 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 El Paso County, Texas

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

The following payment methods are available when mailing your El Paso County birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check
  • Business check

The filing fee of each copy of an El Paso, Texas birth certificate varies depending on whether the applicant submits their request at the state office or at the county office.

El Paso, Texas birth certificates issued by the Texas State Vital Statistics Office carry a cost of $22 per copy.

Birth certificate applications submitted to the El Paso County Office require a payment of $20.

It is advisable to order several copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Extra copies of the same El Paso County birth certificate ordered within a single form carry the same fees as the initial copy

Military personnel with a current deployment order are granted exemption from fees for birth certificate applications in the entire state of Texas, including El Paso.

El Paso County, Texas Birth Certificate Processing Times

El Paso, Texas birth certificate orders completed online and submitted by mail, are generally filled within 6 to 8 weeks.

El Paso citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate have the option to submit their request in person at the El Paso City or County Clerk’s office during opening hours. To do this, print out the completed application package, sign the form in presence of the clerk and turn it in with the required documents and fee.

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the birth recorded occurred from 1983 to the present.

Texas Vital Records Office

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Health offices that can provide Birth Certificate copies in Texas.

Please note that the office at which you choose to submit the El Paso, Texas birth certificate application determines the fees you are required to pay.

FAQs About El Paso, (TX) Birth Certificates

  • How can I get a birth certificate in El Paso, Texas?

    To get a copy of an El Paso birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Texas-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the El Paso online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try
    • Once revised, print and sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public then post the El Paso birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the vital records office or in-person, where available.

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

    To request a certified copy of an El Paso County birth certificate you must be either the certificate holder, an immediate family member or legal representative 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.)
  • What is the cost of a birth certificate issued in El Paso, Texas?

    Each copy of a government-issued El Paso County, Texas birth certificate carries a non-refundable search fee.

    The cost varies depending on whether you submit the El Paso birth certificate application at the Texas State Vital Statistics Office or at the El Paso County Vital Records Office.

    At the state office, the fees for a birth certificate are $22, whilst at the county office, each copy costs $20.

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

  • How can I make a change on an El Paso County, Texas birth certificate?

    TTo correct the name on a birth certificate in El Paso County, Texas:

    1. Order a certified copy of the El Paso County, 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 an El Paso County birth certificate can be requested through the Texas Department of State Health Services
    4. Pay fees
    5. Request a certified copy of the amended birth certificate (applying online is the most convenient)

    Texas Dept of State Health Services Address for El Paso County birth certificate amendments:

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

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