Frequently Asked Questions

California Birth Certificate provides two easy ways of ordering a certified copy of a California Birth Certificate; Online or By Mail. By using our state-of-the-art Text Filler Form and step by step process, the application can be completed fully online, with no more mistakes! For a small agency fee, California Birth Certificate can process your order 100% online, saving you a trip to the post office. Once your order has been confirmed, your certified copy will be mailed to you.

Yes, the certified copies of birth certificates are official documents issued by the California Department of Public Health, being recognized and accepted by all state and federal agencies. Certified copies of birth certificates can be used when one needs to prove their identity, age, or citizenship for purposes such as, but not limited to: obtaining a passport or state-issued driver’s license/identification card, employment, travel, school, social security, etc.

California Birth Certificate accepts Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express and Discover. Please contact us for more payment methods.

No identification is needed in order to complete a California birth certificate application form. However, a notarized Sworn Statement must be submitted with the application in order to prove the identity of the individual making the request. During the notarization process, you will need to provide an ID.

California Birth Certificate is a privately-owned site, not affiliated with nor endorsed by the state of California. Through our trusted services and long time relationship with the state, and the California Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit, we are dedicated to maintaining our top notch reputation.

A California birth certificate costs $29 per copy.

Ordering online will incur a $14 agency fee.

Yes, you will need to get the Sworn Statement portion of your birth certificate application notarized to complete your request. Instead of traveling to the nearest working notary, you can connect with a live remote online notary public through right now and have your Sworn Statement notarized within minutes.

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