Need to order a Texas birth certificate, but not sure where to begin? If you’re unsure what you need to order, double-check which type of birth certificate is commonly accepted. Check out our frequently asked questions below.
Texas Birth Certificates
A Texas birth certificate is one of the vital records issued by the state government that provides proof of birth. The document contains information such as the name, date of birth, parents’ names, place of birth, and other details.
Birth records are often required for specific legal purposes, such as proving identity or age. However, they can also be helpful for immigration purposes. For example, if you want to immigrate to another country, you will need to provide your birth certificate and other documents like a passport and visa.
Additionally, you’ll require the birth record to apply for a Social Security number, apply for a passport, apply for a marriage license, register your child for elementary school, and more. A certified birth certificate may be used in lieu of an original birth certificate when applying for a driver’s license as well.
The State of Texas limits you to receiving only 10 birth certificates in a lifetime. The process of getting a copy of your birth and death certificates may vary depending on where you live in the state. You can get a certified copy from the vital records office, but this method is time-consuming. Alternatively, you can order it online through us, which is fast and convenient.
We offer copies of a long-form birth certificate. So whether you’re looking for a copy of your original birth certificate to obtain a passport or to apply for a marriage license, our team of experts can help you find what you need.
If you need a birth or death certificate, you should contact TX-DPS to request a copy. If you do not know how to obtain a replacement birth certificate, please call us at 888-596-7307.
Texas Birth Certificates Fast and Rapid Processing Times
Current processing times are 2–3 days after authorization forms are returned. We have also started a new 1-day rapid process.
For convenience and to speed up the process, we also have online notary services for a small fee. Our customers love the ease and simplicity!
Texas Birth Certificate FAQs
Top 8 Reasons to Order a Birth Certificate
Birth certificates are a key document to help verify your identity for a number of reasons throughout your lifetime. We’ve gathered the top eight reasons to order a birth certificate. See if your reason falls into our list.
Types of Texas Birth Certificates
Not sure which birth certificate you need to register for a marriage license or passport? With three types of Texas birth certificates, it can be a little tricky to know which one you really need. But, we’ve broken it down for you and made it easy to understand which you’ll need no matter what purpose you need it for.
Fastest Way to Order
The fastest way to receive an Official Texas Birth Certificate is to order online through our secure ordering system. We’ll process your order within our current processing times and help you avoid the long wait when ordering from the state by regular mail. Instead, you’ll receive your official Texas birth certificate in a fraction of the time. Rapid 1-day processing is now available as well.
Information Required to Order Texas Birth Certificate Online
To order a birth certificate, you’ll need several pieces of key information. Make sure to gather all of the necessary information beforehand to process your order quickly.