Order Your Wisconsin (WI) Birth Certificate Online

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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.

Legal Disclaimer: US Birth Certificates is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with, not owned or operated by any government agency. US Birth Certificates is an independent preparer that provides vital records application preparation assistance services. If you are looking for blank forms, you can get them for free at the relevant state office.

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Wisconsin Birth Certificate Application

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age, and American citizenship. An official copy of your birth certificate is asked, for example, in the below circumstances:

  • When applying for a U.S. passport, social security card, driver’s license
  • When enrolling in school or the military
  • When requesting government benefits

If you need to obtain an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born. You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Wisconsin then you may request a birth certificate from this state.

In Wisconsin, birth certificates are issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Vital Records Office. This office keeps records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that occurred in Wisconsin from October 1907.

For a certified copy of your Wisconsin birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.

You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Wisconsin (WI) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in: Milwaukee County, Dane County, Waukesha County, Brown County, and the cities of Milwaukee, Madison.


Wisconsin Birth Certificate Replacement

You see now that keeping your birth certificate safe is essential. However, life happens and certificates can go lost or damaged.

Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state Wisconsin birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy.

Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.

Once you have sent out your replacement request, you will receive your official birth certificate copy directly in the mail.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Birth records are restricted in Wisconsin. This means that the general public cannot access them. Only the person named on the birth certificate and other eligible individuals with evidence supporting their relationship with the birth certificate’s subject can.

Only the following may apply for a copy of a birth record in Wisconsin:

  • The individual the birth certificate refers to
  • The parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder
  • The spouse of the person named on the certificate
  • The grandparent of the person named on the record
  • The adult child or grandchild of the certificate’s subject
  • The legal representative of the individual the birth certificate refers to
  • An individual whose right to access the birth certificate has been established by a court of law

Please note: If you are not the person named on the certificate, you will have to gather supporting documentation proving that you are one of the aforementioned other eligible individuals.

Remember that Your Wisconsin birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.

Wisconsin Birth Certificate Requirements

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.

All those born in Wisconsin that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:

  • State of Wisconsin Driver’s License
  • State of Wisconsin ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. or foreign issued Passport
  • Tribal or military ID card

If you do not have a government issued photo ID, you must provide a photocopy of two of the following types of documentation:

  • Bank/earnings statement
  • Current, dated, signed lease
  • Health insurance card
  • Utility bill or traffic ticket
  • Vehicle registration/title

Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:

Wisconsin (WI) Vital Records Office
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

Wisconsin Birth Certificate Cost

To request a Wisconsin birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Wisconsin is $20. If you require an extra copy the cost is $3 per each one

Accepted forms of payment include personal check, money order, or cashier check.

Please note that the processing fee does not include the shipping costs, which will depend on the courier of your choice.

Wisconsin Birth Processing Times

Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office. Once it’s processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Wisconsin are filled within 5-10 business days. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Wisconsin birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.

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Wisconsin Vital Records Offices

There are several government offices that can process your birth certificate request in Wisconsin. Among these, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Vital Records Office branches and local county offices. The latter is often the quickest (even when they’re not the closest) option due to the lower number of requests.

Please find a complete list below:

FAQs About Wisconsin Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Wisconsin?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Wisconsin is by completing the form online.

    • Fill out the birth certificate application online (click button to view form). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so that your certificate can be issued directly.
    • Print, sign and pack your revised form with photocopies of a government-issued photo ID (check valid documents listed above)
    • Post your package to the Indiana vital records office with the required documents and fees The Wisconsin bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
  • How long does it take to get birth certificate in Wisconsin?

    Processing time for a certified copy of a Wisconsin birth certificate can vary:

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 5-10 business days
    • In-person applications usually require waiting in line, check the vital records office addresses listed above and enquire about opening hours

    To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:

    • Fill out the online birth certificate application (available by clicking button above).
    • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free so your birth certificate can be issued directly
    • Follow our personalized instructions to receive your official Missouri birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Wisconsin?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Wisconsin carries a state fee of $20.

    Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request.

    It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once with a $3 fee, to keep on file, or for future use.

  • What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

    To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Wisconsin, you will need:

    • Filled-out birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button above). Our experts will revise your form to ensure it is error-free
    • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see full list of acceptable documents above)
    • Fees paid
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