Fastest Way to Order a Birth Certificate
If standing in line or waiting by the mailbox for weeks isn’t really your thing? Among the four ways to order a Texas birth certificate, the quickest is through our secure online ordering system.
48 hours: Order an official Texas birth certificate online via TX-DPS.com
Due to the Coronavirus, processing times have been extended to 3-4 weeks. This will change back to 48 hours once the state vitals office reopens.
Your order for a long form version of an official Texas birth certificate will be processed within 48 hours. The birth certificate can be used to quickly obtain a passport for travel purposes. This official birth certificate can be delivered by UPS and is directly from the State of Texas Vital Statistics Office.
Cost: $89.99 includes regular shipping
Same day: In person at the Texas Vital Statistics Office in Austin – Closed due to Coronavirus
By visiting the Vitals office in Austin, you can receive birth certificates within a couple of hours.
Cost: $22 for certified copy or $60 for heirloom version
10-15 business days: Order online from Texas.gov
Confirm the processing time with the State Vitals. We are finding extended processing times due to the Coronavirus shutdown.
6-8 weeks: Submitting request to Texas.gov via U.S. Postal Service regular mail
A paper application can be submitted via regular mail, but this is the longest waiting period for obtaining a birth certificate.
Cost: $22 for certified copy or $60 for heirloom version via check or money order plus return delivery charges.