Order Your Florida (FL) Birth Certificate Online

Don’t waste time applying at your local government office! Order your certified Florida (FL) birth certificate right now from the comfort of your own home.

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Legal Disclaimer: Birth Certificate Copy is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with, owned, or operated by any government agency. Birth Certificate Copy is an independent preparer that assists with vital record applications. You can access the necessary forms and apply for vital records directly with the corresponding government office.

Florida Birth Certificate Ordering Process

1. Fill out our simple birth certificate application

Our streamlined application form takes just a few minutes to fill out, and you can complete it fully online. No trip to your local government office and no long lines to stand in.

2. Let our experts review your application and assemble your application package.

We’ll make sure your information is correct and that your application will be accepted. Your application package will include all of the documents and instructions you will need to get your birth certificate.

3. Get your Birth Certificate

You’ll send in your application package, then sit back and wait for your birth certificate to be mailed straight to your home.

Florida Birth Certificate replacement copies

The Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing its citizens vital records. This includes birth certificates, death certificates, marriage and divorce certificates.

You will need your birth certificate for many different reasons in the U.S., including applying for a passport or driver’s license, enrolling in school, and even getting married. If you need to use your birth certificate in another country, you must have a certified copy of your birth certificate with an apostille. While the vital records office keeps the only original copy of your birth certificate, they do issue certified and informational copies.

If you need a Florida birth certificate replacement, you should also be aware that vital records are not public records. So, only the certificate holder and a select few other individuals can access a certified copy. However, nearly anyone can apply for an informational copy.

A certified copy of a birth certificate is an official, legally-valid copy that contains the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed.

An informational copy of a birth certificate will clearly state that it is “Informational, not a valid document to establish identity.” It cannot be used for any official purposes.

The Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics has been keeping vital records since 1850, however, records before 1917 were not consistently recorded.

If you need to get a replacement of your birth certificate you can apply online. It is no longer necessary to go to a vital records office in person.

You should be aware that, starting October 1st, 2021, you must have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card to fly within the U.S. or enter a federal facility. There are some additional requirements to get a REAL ID. You will have to prove both your citizenship and identity, and the easiest way to do this is with a certified copy of your birth certificate.

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How do I get a Birth Certificate copy in Florida?

A birth certificate is a legal document that shows proof of identity, proof of citizenship, and allows you to apply for things like a passport, a social security card and a driver’s license. To obtain your Florida (FL) birth certificate, simply fill out our online application and follow the custom submission instructions we will provide. Your Florida birth certificate will be issued by the vital records office and mailed straight to your home.

You must apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate through the state you were born in. If you were born in Florida, then that is where you should request your birth certificate from. You can get your birth certificate from the Florida (FL) vital records office, or from the county health department.

To apply for a copy of a Florida birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Florida vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity by including a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with your completed application form.

  • U.S. driver’s license
  • State-issued ID card
  • U.S. or foreign Passport
  • Military ID card

Mail your complete application package to:

Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics

ATTN: Vital Records Section

P.O. Box 210,

1217 North Pearl Street

Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Who can request a Florida birth certificate?

Birth records are restricted in Florida. You can only apply for a birth certificate for yourself or your immediate family member. You may also apply on behalf of an individual if you are their legal guardian or legal representative, are a member of law enforcement conducting official business, or you have a court order.

If you are not one of parties listed above, your application must include a notarized Affidavit to Release a Birth Certificate (DH Form 1958) and copies of both yours and the certificate holder’s photo IDs.

Your Florida birth certificate is an important form of identification that you may need in order to start a new job, apply for or renew a passport or driver’s license, apply for government benefits, or sign up for school or sports.

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Florida Birth Certificate apostille

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S., you will need to have an apostille issued by the Secretary of State. An apostille is attached to an original or certified copy of a document to verify that it is legitimate and acceptable for use in other countries that are a part of the Hague Apostille Convention.

The Florida Department of State can issue an apostille on your birth certificate, however, you must have a certified copy of your birth certificate before requesting the apostille. You can apply for an apostille in-person or through the mail by submitting your birth certificate and a completed apostille application to the Florida Department of State, stating that it is for certification as Apostille or Exemplified. You must indicate which country you need the apostille for and pay $10 per apostille.

You by apply for mail at the:

Department of State

Division of Corporations

Apostille Certification

P.O. Box 6800

Tallahassee, FL 32314 – 6800

Or in-person at:

Department of State

Division of Corporations

Apostille Certification

Clifton Building, 2661 Executive Center Circle

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Also, you should know that Florida considers email addresses to be public records. So, if you do not want your email address to be a part of a public record, do not use it to contact the State Department.

Florida Birth Certificate copy cost

Florida charges a $9 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Florida Birth Certificate processing times

Our online service lets you skip the long lines and red tape at your local government office, saving you time and hassle. Simply complete our short application, wait for our experts to assemble your application package, then follow the included instructions to submit your application to the Florida vital records office. Once it’s processed, the vital records office will mail your birth certificate to you.

In most cases, birth certificate applications in Florida are processed within 3-5 business days. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods. Florida does offer a rush service option where you can pay extra to receive priority processing.

If you need a certified copy of your Florida birth certificate, we recommend applying early to avoid delays. This will ensure that you get your certificate in time to apply for travel documents and passports, enroll in school or sign up for a sport, or start a new job.

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FAQs about Florida Birth Certificates

How to get a copy of my birth certificate in Florida?

Our online application is the fastest way to apply for a certified copy of your Florida birth certificate. All you have to do is:

  • Fill out the Florida birth certificate application online. Our experts will review your application and make sure it is error-free, so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
  • Print, sign and pack your completed form, along with photocopies of your government-issued photo ID (see acceptable ID’s above).
  • Mail your application to the Florida vital records office, along with all required documents and

The Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics will process your application and send your birth certificate to your home address.

What do you need to get a birth certificate in Florida?

To apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Florida, you will need:

  • A completed birth certificate application Our experts will review your form and check for errors.
  • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see list of acceptable IDs above)

Payment of $9 for the state fee.

How much is a birth certificate in Florida?

To get a certified copy of a Florida birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $9.

Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting your application.

We recommend that you order multiple copies of your birth certificate, to ensure that you always have one available when you need it.

You also pay an additional fee for rush service.

Can I get my birth certificate on the same day in Florida?

Yes, the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics does have a rush service option to issue FL birth certificates, however this service does carry an additional fee.

If you want to avoid a trip to the vital records office, the fastest way to get a certified copy of your Florida birth certificate is to complete the application online. It will be revised by an expert who will ensure your certificate can be issued with no hassle and no delays.

All you have to do is download, print, and sign your completed, error-free application form and submit it to the state vital records office.

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We take your privacy seriously. Our online service is completely secure and all of your data will be encrypted.

Personalized Service

We have a team of highly trained experts who will personally review your application and make sure that it is correct and will get you what you need. Your application will be accepted the first time and processed without delays.

ID Verification

Your application package will include detailed information and instructions. If your state requires you to send proof of identification, we will let you know and show you exactly what you need to send in with your application.

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You can order your birth certificate using our secure online service and completing our simple application process in just 5 minutes. We will save you time and hassle and thanks to our expert assistance you know you’ll get exactly what you want.

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