Order a Travis County, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate Online

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Travis County, TX Birth Certificate Replacement

A Travis County, Texas birth certificate is an essential legal document that proves a citizen’s age, identity, and citizenship.

Travis County citizens are required to produce a certified copy of their Texas birth certificate to:

  • Get married
  • Apply for a passport, social security card, or other forms of government-issued IDs
  • Register in school or university, and much more

If your Travis County birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed, you will need to ask for a Texas birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a Travis 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.

Obtaining legally-valid copies of Travis County, TX vital records no longer requires waiting in line for hours at a vital statistics bureau.

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Once your Harris County birth certificate request has been processed, you will receive a government-issued copy of your vital records at home.

Once the Travis birth certificate application has been processed, the applicant will receive an official government-issued copy of the vital record at home.
Certified copies of most Travis County birth certificates can be issued by the City of Austin’s Vital Records Office or the Texas Vital Statistics Office. Please bear in mind that in Travis County, the Clerk is not the local registrar for all birth and death certificates.

Births registered in suburban areas of Austin, including the Renaissance Hospital in Bee Cave or at Bergstrom Air Force Base, are not recorded with the City of Austin’s vital records office. To obtain a Travis County birth certificate copy from a suburban area of Austin, mail your application to the Texas Department of State Health Services (full address below).

All births recorded within the past 75 years in Travis County, Texas are considered protected records. Therefore, only specific eligible individuals can apply for a Travis County birth certificate.

Who can order a certified copy of a Travis County birth certificate?

Aside from the certificate bearer themself, immediate family members and legal representatives can request a certified copy of a Travis County birth certificate.

In either case, the applicant will have to provide a valid form of ID. In certain cases, an affidavit may also be required.

Family members that can obtain a birth certificate in Travis County include the certificate bearer’s:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Guardian

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 Obtain a Travis County Birth Certificate

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

To order an authorized copy of a Travis County (TX) birth certificate, just complete the online birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the following information:

  • The name on the certificate you are requesting —certificate bearer’s full name
  • Date of birth
  • Parents' full names before marriage
  • Name of the county and city where the birth occurred
  • Applicant’s name, address, and daytime telephone number
  • Applicant’s relationship with the person on the certificate
  • A reason why the certificate is required —for example, to obtain an apostille or passport
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Current government-issued identification of the applicant (see the full list of acceptable government identification documents below)

Once you have completed your Travis County, Texas birth certificate application form, you simply need to print and sign it. Then, place it in an envelope with a copy of a valid photo ID, and the payment for each copy of the vital record you need to obtain.

Next, mail your form to the Austin vital records office, or the Texas vital statistics bureau —depending on where the birth was first recorded:

Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767-1088

For rush orders, use this Austin Vital Records Office mailing address instead:

Office of Vital Records
7201 Levander Loop, Bldg. C
Austin, TX 78702

For births recorded in the rest of Texas:

Texas DSHS - Vital Statistics
MC 2096 - 1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756

You also have the option to print out your Travis County birth certificate application package and submit it in person at the addresses above.

Travis County, Texas birth certificate acceptable identification documents

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Travis County birth certificate need to prove their identity.

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

Travis 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

See 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 Travis County, Texas (TX) that do not have any of the aforementioned credentials at hand, may have other options available to prove their identity.

Travis County Birth Certificate Types

When ordering a replacement birth certificate in Travis County, 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.

Travis County Long-Form or Baby Form Birth Certificates

An authorized copy of a Travis County birth certificate is a government-issued copy of the original document. It includes any corrections made to the birth record. It is also known as a long-form birth certificate or certified copy of a Travis County birth certificate.

If you need your Travis County birth certificate for any of the following purposes, you need to request a long-form birth certificate:

  • Sign up at university
  • Get a driver’s license
  • Apply for a US passport
  • Get married
  • Personal records
  • Immigration
  • Dual citizenship
  • Paternity issues
  • Other legal purposes

Please note that an informational or short-form birth certificate copy will not be accepted to prove your identity for the aforementioned purposes.

A long-form Travis County 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 Travis County birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.

Long-form birth certificates can be ordered from the City of Austin vital records office for births that occurred in Austin:

  • From 1940 to 1956
  • From 1961 to the present

Travis County Security Size or Short-Form Birth Certificates

– For most births in Texas from 1926 to the present. This shortened certificate An informational copy of a Travis County birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate or security size birth certificate.

It is an abstract or shortened certificate of the birth record. Travis County security size birth certificates contain less personal information and are acceptable for day-to-day business such as:

  • Obtaining a driver’s license
  • Seeking employment
  • Enrolling in school
  • Taking out insurance
  • National travel within the US territory

Travis County 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).

Birth certificates for election identification in Travis 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 Travis County citizen must visit the Vital Statistics Unit (VSU) in the State of Texas.

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

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Travis County, Texas Birth Certificate Apostille

Citizens born in Travis County, TX who need to present their birth certificate outside the United States will have to make sure their document bears an apostille to provide it with legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Travis County, Texas Birth Certificate
  2. When applying, state "Apostille" as the reason for your birth certificate order
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Travis County, 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 Travis County, Texas

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

The filing fee of each copy of a birth certificate in Travis County, Texas is of $23.

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 Travis County birth certificate ordered within a single form carry a cost of $4.

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

Travis County, Texas Birth Certificate Processing Times

Birth certificate orders in Travis County, Texas are generally filled within 2 to 3 weeka.

Travis County 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 Austin City Clerk’s office during opening hours.

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the document is found on record at the same office and the applicant has all the necessary documentation on hand.

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 Travis County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

FAQs About Travis County, (TX) Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Travis County, Texas Birth Certificate?

    Travis County birth certificates can be obtained at the Austin City Clerk’s Office, vital records division for births that occurred within the city limits from 1940 to 1956, and 1961 to the present.

    All births that occurred in the suburban areas of Austin can be ordered from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    The most convenient way to obtain a Travis County birth certificate is to complete the form online (available at the button above) and mail it with the necessary requirements to the correct office.

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

    To request a certified copy of a Travis County 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.)
  • What is the cost of a birth certificate issued in Travis County, Texas?

    Each copy of a government-issued Travis County, Texas birth certificate carries a fee of $23.00 per copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Travis 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 a cost of $23.00 per document.

  • How can I make a change on a Travis County, Texas birth certificate?

    To correct the name on a birth certificate in Travis County, Texas:

    1. Order a certified copy of the Travis 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 a Travis 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 Travis County birth certificate amendments:

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

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Dallas, Texas Acceptable IDs for Birth Certificate Application

Since all Texas births recorded less than 75 years ago are private records, citizens applying for a certified copy of a Dallas 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

Dallas 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 of Texas unable to produce the above documents may have other options available to prove their identity.

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

In Dallas 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 a Dallas birth certificate.

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

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

  • The certificate holder
  • 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