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Request a San Antonio, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate online. Fill out a simple online form to get a certified copy of a TX birth certificate and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office.
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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When a citizen born in San Antonio plans to get married, needs to apply for a government-issued ID —such as a passport or social security card— or enroll in school, they will be asked to present their San Antonio, Texas birth certificate.
You can easily order an official San Antonio Texas birth certificate replacement online if your birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed.
Obtaining a legally-valid copy of a San Antonio, TX vital record no longer requires waiting in line for endless hours at a vital statistics office.
Applying for a San Antonio, Texas birth certificate online is easy and straightforward. Follow our personalized instructions to obtain a TX birth certificate replacement and fill out the simple application form in under 10 minutes.
Once your San Antonio birth certificate application has been filled, you will receive an official government-issued copy of your vital record at home.
In San Antonio —as well as the rest of Texas— records of life events are confidential records kept under governmental authorities to which eligible citizens have restricted access. All vital records, including birth, death and marriage certificates, are maintained at both the county and state level.
A certified copy of a San Antonio birth certificate may be obtained from different locations, including:
Birth records that are not held by the Bexar County Clerk in Texas may be ordered from the Office of the City Clerk’s Office – Vital Records Division, which is the local registrar. Some of these records include:
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.
Ordering an official copy of a birth certificate in San Antonio, Texas can be easily done online with little to no hassle.
Step by step instructions to order a government-issued copy of a San Antonio, Texas (TX) birth certificate:
Copies of Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to one of the addresses for vital records offices in Texas detailed below.
To get a certified copy of a San Antonio, Texas birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal details:
Citizens applying for a certified copy of a San Antonio, Texas (TX) birth certificate are required to prove their identity.
Proof of identity can be submitted by producing one of the following acceptable identification documents, alongside the San Antonio birth certificate application form:
San Antonio birth certificate applicants unable to provide one of the documents listed above may present 2 of the following credentials as proof of identity:
Signed Social Security card or Numident
See more options of acceptable identification documents
Citizens of San Antonio, Texas (TX) that do not have any of the aforementioned credentials at hand or on file, may have other options available to prove their identity.
Please note that according to Texas Public Information Act Section 552.115 (a)(1), births that occurred in San Antonio —or the rest of Texas— within the past 75 years are considered protected records. This means that only specific individuals can apply for certified copies of a birth certificate.
During the restricted access period of 75 years past the filing date of a birth record, certified copies of a birth certificate can only be issued to qualified applicants, which include the following individuals:
Please note that original documents to prove identity, relationship, representation or legal interest _must _be produced alongside the application to qualify for a certified birth certificate to be issued in San Antonio, Texas (no photocopies nor photographs are accepted).
Both the San Antonio birth certificate application and notarized proof of identification must be submitted along with a copy of acceptable identification in order for the vital record to be issued in San Antonio, Texas. Applications without a valid form of an identification document and the notarized sworn statement can not be processed.
When ordering a replacement birth certificate in San Antonio, 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.
An authorized copy of a San Antonio, Texas birth certificate is a government-issued copy of the original document. It includes any corrections made to the birth record such as a name change.
An authorized copy can also be known as a San Antonio long-form birth certificate or certified copy of a birth certificate.
If you need a birth certificate to register at school or university, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport book, get married, or for other legal purposes, then you need to order an authorized copy of your San Antonio birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.
A long-form San Antonio 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 a San Antonio, Texas birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.
An informational copy of a San Antonio birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate. It is an abstract of the birth record which only shows the citizen's name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, and name(s) of their parent(s).
Short-form San Antonio birth certificates or informational copies bear the following text printed across the document:
“Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”
Heirloom copy of a San Antonio birth certificate
A San Antonio, Texas Heirloom birth certificate is another type of abstract or short-form birth certificate that bears no legal validity. Bexar County heirloom birth certificates are meant to be used as a keepsake for framing and display.
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).
Birth certificates for election identification in San Antonio —or the rest of Texas— can only be issued once during a citizen's lifetime and bear the following message on the document’s face:
"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 San Antonio citizen must visit the vital records bureau in San Antonio or the rest of Texas.
This type of San Antonio birth certificate cannot be requested on behalf of another citizen.
If you need to search for records to verify a birth that occurred in San Antonio or the rest of Bexar County, Texas from 1903, you may apply for a Texas birth verification letter. This document will state whether a record of birth for the citizen is on file in San Antonio or the rest of Texas.
The information provided in a San Antonio, Texas 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 a San Antonio birth certificate.
Citizens born in San Antonio, TX —or the rest of Texas— who need to use their birth certificate outside the United States territory will have to obtain a San Antonio birth certificate with an apostille to give the document legal validity abroad.
This can be done by following these simple steps:
Texas Authentications Unit street address:
Secretary of State
Austin, TX 78701
Walk-In Service: Room 106
Texas Authentications unit PO BOX:
Secretary of State
PO Box 13550
Austin, TX 78711-3550
When ordering a copy of a birth certificate in San Antonio, Texas, (TX) it is necessary to pay the appropriate issuance fee. The cost of a San Antonio birth certificate entails a filing fee of $23.
The following payment methods are available when mailing your San Antonio birth certificate application:
It is good practice to request multiple copies within the same San Antonio birth certificate application form.
Extra copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Additional copies of the same San Antonio birth certificate ordered within a single application form carry a cost of $21.
Military personnel with a current deployment order are granted exemption from fees for birth certificate applications in San Antonio, or elsewhere within the state of Texas.
San Antonio birth certificate applications will be processed once the request is submitted alongside the entirety of the documents required, as detailed above.
Birth certificate orders placed in San Antonio, Texas are usually filled within 6 to 8 weeks.
Citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate in San Antonio may print out their completed birth certificate application package, sign and present it in person with the required documents and fee using the walk-in services during opening hours.
Although obtaining a San Antonio, Texas birth certificate in person usually requires waiting in line for hours at the bureau of vital statistics, this may result in same-day delivery when the document is found on record at the same office —make sure you are presenting your request at the office where the birth record was filed.
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 San Antonio City’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the county or state vital records office.
Arlington Vital Records Bureau
101 W. Abram, 1st Floor
Arlington, TX 76010
7201 Levander Loop, Building C
Austin, TX 78702
College Station City
1101 Texas Avenue
College Station, TX 77840
2300 Bloomdale Rd. Ste 2106 #140C
McKinney, TX 75071
Main Health District Building
1702 Horne Road, Room 21
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Denton County Clerk
1450 E. Mckinney Street, Suite 1103
Denton, TX 76209
Edinburg City Office
415 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541
500 E. San Antonio, Ste 105
El Paso, TX 79901-2496,
Galveston County Health District
9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expy. Suite A-102
Texas City, TX 77591
8000 North Stadium Drive
Houston, Texas 77054
Laredo City Vital Statistics
2600 Cedar Ave
Laredo, TX 78040
Northeast Texas Public Health District
815 N. Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75702
Palo Pinto County Birth Certificates
P.O. Box 219
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
719 South Santa Rosa
San Antonio, TX 78204
100 E. Weatherford Street.
Fort Worth, TX 76196
220 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX 75504,
Bexar County Vital Statistics Dept.
100 Dolorosa, Suite #104
San Antonio, Texas 78205
100 E. Weatherford Street.
Fort Worth, TX 76196
201 Caroline, Suite 330
Houston, TX 77002
Department of State Health Services,
1100 W. 49th Street,
Austin, TX 78756
7201 Levander Loop, Building C
Austin, TX 78702
Webb County District Clerk’s Office
1110 Victoria St 203
Laredo, TX 78040
Texas birth certificates can be obtained at the San Antonio City Clerk’s Office, vital records division for hospital births and home births that occurred after 1967 within the city limits.
All births that occurred in the rural part of Bexar County before 1967 and all births that occurred in Wilford Hall Military Medical Center (formerly Lackland AF Hospital) before 1967 can be ordered from the Bexar County Clerk’s Office.
The San Antonio Vital Records office also fills birth certificates for births that took place anywhere in the state of Texas from 1926 to the present.
To request a certified copy of a San Antonio, Texas birth certificate you must be either the certificate holder, an immediate family member or legal representative and fill the form with the following details:
Each copy of a government-issued San Antonio, Texas birth certificate has a fee of $23.00 per copy.
It is advisable to order multiple copies of a birth certificate in San Antonio. This can be done within the same birth certificate application form. Extra copies can be kept on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a San Antonio birth certificate requested together carry a cost of $23.00 per document.
To correct the name on a San Antonio birth certificate:
Mailing address for San Antonio birth certificate amendments:
Texas Dept of State Health Services
1100 W 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
512-458-7111 or 888-963-7111