How long will it take to process my birth certificate?

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How long will it take to process my birth certificate?

There’s no easy answer to this question, since normal processing times vary so much between states, and even individual counties and cities. Birth certificate application processing times may also be longer than usual, due to a higher than normal number of applications. However, in most areas, it takes anywhere 2-8 weeks for your application to be processed after it is received.

The best way to ensure that your birth certificate gets to you as fast as possible is by making sure that your application is correct and that you provided all of the necessary supporting documents. If there is an error on your forms, or you did not include the correct forms of ID, then your application may be rejected or delayed.

If you need your birth certificate fast, you can speed up the process by applying online for a certified copy. It only takes a few minutes to complete the forms, and our vital records experts will verify your information and make sure that your application is filled out correctly, helping you avoid delays or rejection.

Some states also offer rush service, for an additional fee. If your birth state provides expedited service, you may be able to get your birth certificate in as little as 2-3 days. Feel free to contact us to see if rush service is available in your state. We can also help you amend your application to include expedited service.

For more details, check out: Birth certificates processing times by state

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