Order Your Mississippi (MS) Birth Certificate Online

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

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Mississippi Birth Certificate Online Form

U.S. citizens who were born in Mississippi may need a certified copy of their Mississippi Birth Certificate to prove their citizenship and identity when:

  • Applying for a passport
  • Getting a driver’s license
  • Enrolling in school or sports
  • Replacing their Social Security card
  • Getting married

A certified birth certificate is a legal document and is the only type of birth certificate that can be used for official purposes.

However, you no longer have to visit the Mississippi Vital Statistics office and wait in line for hours to get one. Instead, you can use our convenient online application system and our personalized instructions to easily request your birth certificate at home.

The Mississippi Department of Health is responsible for filing and maintaining vital records in the state of Mississippi. You can access vital records at offices in Hinds County, Rankin County, Madison County, Lauderdale County and the city of Jackson.

If your birth certificate has been lost, destroyed, damaged, misplaced, or stolen you can complete a quick and easy-to-use online application form to order a replacement certified copy. When you use our US birth certificate replacement request form, your birth certificate copy will be issued by the state of Mississippi and will be valid for official use.

Our online application service saves you a trip to the Mississippi Vital Records office, saving you time and effort. The form takes just a few minutes to fill out, and you don’t even have to leave your house to get your birth certificate on its way to you.

If you need to get a Social Security card issued, apply for a passport card or passport book, or get a driver’s license or ID card, you must present a certified copy of your birth certificate.

To get your certified copy, you’ll need to fill out the application with the following information:

  • Full, legal name at birth
  • Gender at birth
  • Place and date of birth
  • Why you need the certificate
  • Your parents’ full names, including your mother’s maiden name

Once you’ve completed the Mississippi birth certificate replacement application, we’ll go over it to verify your information and make sure everything is correct. Then, all you have to do is print out the form you receive, sign it, and then mail it in to the Mississippi vital records office.

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Who is eligible to apply?

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

Your Mississippi 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.

Mississippi Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of a Mississippi birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Mississippi 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. Passport
  • Employee ID

If you are applying for a birth certificate for someone other than yourself or your child, you must include proof of your relationship to the person on record.

Mail your complete application package to:

Mississippi Vital Records

P.O. Box 1700

Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Mississippi Birth Certificate Fees

Mississippi charges a $17 (plus $6 for each additional copy) fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a Mississippi Birth Certificate

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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi are processed within 7-10 business days. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your Mississippi 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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Mississippi Vital Records offices

The following Vital Records offices and Mississippi County Recorders can issue certified birth certificate copies. However, you may experience faster processing times at a more rural or smaller county office.

Mississippi State Department of Vital Records & Statistics

222 Marketridge Dr, Ridgeland, MS 39157

DeSoto County Vital Records

DeSoto County Clerk Courthouse Hernando, MS 38632

Harrison County Vital Records

Harrison Circuit Clerk P. O. Box 998 Gulfport, MS 39502

Hinds County Vital Records

Hinds County Clerk P.O. Box 686 Jackson, MS 39205-0686

Lauderdale County Chancery Clerk

Lauderdale County Chancery Clerk 500 Constitution Ave Meridian, MS 39302

Madison County Chancery Clerk

Madison County Chancery Clerk 146 W Center St. Canton, MS 39046

Rankin County Vital Records

Rankin County Courthouse Info 301 E Government St. Brandon, MS 39042

FAQs about Mississippi Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in Mississippi?

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

  • Fill out the Mississippi 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 Mississippi vital records office, along with all required documents and

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

How long does it take to get a Mississippi birth certificate?

Processing time for a certified copy of a Mississippi birth certificate may vary depending on how you apply:

  • Mail-in orders take approximately 7-10 business days.
  • In-person applications usually require you to wait in line at your local office. You can contact your vital records office to enquire about operating hours and wait times.

To get the quickest turnaround time and avoid delays:

  • Fill out our online birth certificate application.
  • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free and will be accepted.
  • Follow the personalized instructions to submit your application and have your official Mississippi birth certificate mailed to your home.

How much is a birth certificate in Mississippi?

To get a certified copy of a Mississippi birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $17 (plus $6 for each additional copy).

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.

What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

To apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Mississippi, 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 $17 (plus $6 for each additional copy) for the state

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