Using a reliable remote ordering service
VitalChek is America’s number one source for the remote ordering of birth
certificates and other vital records. VitalChek directly links Americans
with the state, county or city vital record agencies which house their
personal vital records, and provides this service in all 50 states.
VitalChek's remote ordering service is especially convenient for people who
have moved from their place of birth, and are unable to personally visit
their local vital records agency.
Working directly with the Vital Record Agency
To get a birth certificate through the state, you must first locate the
vital records agency closest to where you were born. You then have the
option of applying in person or sending your request in writing with the
appropriate payment and application information.
Through this OfficialTravelDocuments.com web site, you can easily place a direct order
with VitalChek Express Certificate Service, a LexisNexis® company. VitalChek is America's
leading birth certificate expediting service, providing a trusted direct-to-government
process to help ensure you receive a certified copy of your US birth certificate quickly
and easily. VitalChek emphasizes security and safety in every aspect of the ordering
process. Helping keep customers’ personal information personal is one of the foremost
goals of VitalChek. As such, throughout the ordering process, you will see entitlement
safeguards, applicant authentication and advanced customer verification solutions at work
to protect your identity and ensure only those entitled to a document receive it.
OfficialTravelDocuments.com is a consumer information site owned and operated by VitalChek
Express Certificate Service.
Using VitalChek to order your birth certificate remotely can save you both time and
the hassle of dealing with multiple government offices on your own. VitalChek processes
thousands of documents daily and their experience working with local, state and federal
governments allow them to reliably, conveniently and quickly get your certified birth
certificate copies to you.
VitalChek can help you get your certified birth certificate with just a few easy steps:
By ordering a certified birth certificate online, you can forget about having to research
and find the correct forms or going to wait in lengthy processing lines. VitalChek will
guide you through the process of ordering your birth certificate online, and provide you
with convenient and fast service, order tracking, and access to a team of specialists for
Most states issue two types of certified birth certificate copies, a computer-
printed duplicate or a photocopy of the original record. Both formats are typically
suitable for purposes such as obtaining a driver's license or a passport, or age
verification for youth sports. The certified photocopy will be a reproduction of
the original certificate printed on security paper. Unless you specify otherwise,
most states will process and send you a computer-printed extract.
The information required to request certified birth certificate copies will vary
by vital records agency, and is designed to help protect your identity. Some
agencies may require online identity authentication, while others may require
written authorization forms or copies of identification documents such as a valid
driver’s license to complete the process.
A certified copy of your birth certificate is necessary for a variety of things
including passports, driver's licenses and youth sports. If you no longer have a
copy of your birth certificate or have lost your birth certificate, we can help
you to quickly and easily obtain a new certified copy of your birth certificate.
A certified birth certificate must be sent with your application for a New, Minor,
or Lost/Stolen US Passport - instead of sending your original certificate,
order a certified copy here.