Fastest Way to Order a Birth Certificate

Order an official Texas birth certificate online via

Due to the state office closure, processing times have been extended to 2-3 weeks.

Your order for a long form version of an official Texas birth certificate will be processed within current processing times. The birth certificate can be used to quickly obtain a passport for travel purposes. This official birth certificate can be delivered by USPS or UPS overnight 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 COVID-19

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

Confirm the processing time with the State Vitals.  We are finding extended processing times due to the Coronavirus shutdown.

5-8 weeks: Submitting request to 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.

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