Order Your New Jersey (NJ) Birth Certificate Online

Don’t waste time applying at your local office! Order your certified New Jersey (NJ) birth certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Woman asking how to order a birth certificate in New Jersey

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Get a Certified Copy of Your Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important document to have. It allows you to prove your identity, age and American citizenship, which is vital when applying for things like passports, driver’s licenses, and government benefits. You may also need it to enroll in school or sign up for the military. To request an authorized copy, you will need to submit an application to the state and/or specific county you were born in.

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 New Jersey and will be valid for official use.

Our online application service saves you a trip to the New Jersey 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.

However, before you apply for a copy of your birth certificate, you should know the differences between the two types that New Jersey offers: informational or certified.

Certified copies will always have the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was originally filed. This is the only type that can be used for official purposes.

An informational copy clearly states: “Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”. It will generally contain less information that the certified copy and cannot be used for any official or legal purposes.


Who is eligible to apply?

Birth records are restricted in New Jersey. 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 New Jersey 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.

New Jersey Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of a New Jersey birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the New Jersey 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

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:

New Jersey Department of Health

Vital Statistics and Registry

PO Box 370

Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

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 New Jersey Department of the Treasury. 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.

In order to get an apostille on your birth certificate, however, you must have a certified copy of your birth certificate, which will include the signature of the State Registrar or Assistant/Deputy State Registrar. One you have a certified copy, you can send it to the New Jersey Department of the Treasury for an apostille.


New Jersey Birth Certificate Fees

New Jersey charges a $25 (plus $2 for each additional copy) fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey are processed within 6-8 weeks. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your New Jersey 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.


New Jersey Vital Records offices

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

New Jersey Vital Records offices

New Jersey Vital Records

P.O. Box 370 South Warren and Market Street Trenton, NJ 08625

Borough Of Somerville

25 West End Avenue Somerville, NJ 08876


73 South Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631

New Brunswick

78 Bayard Street New Brunswick, NJ 08903


176 Broadway Paterson, NJ 07505


Vineland City Hall 640 E. Wood Street 4th Floor


215 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

Mount Holly

23 Washington Street Mount Holly, NJ 08060


25 Neptune Blvd Neptune, NJ 07753

Red Bank Vital Statistics

90 Monmouth Street Red Bank, NJ 07701

Ridgewood Health Dept

131 N. Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450


818 Teaneck Road Teaneck, NJ 07666

Voorhees Township

2400 Voorhees Town Center Voorhees, NJ 08043

FAQs about New Jersey Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in New Jersey?

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

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

The New Jersey 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 New Jersey birth certificate?

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

  • Mail-in orders take approximately 6-8 weeks.
  • 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 New Jersey birth certificate mailed to your home.

How much is a birth certificate in New Jersey?

To get a certified copy of a New Jersey birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $25 (plus $2 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.

How do I get an apostille for my New Jersey birth certificate?

To get an apostille to use a New Jersey birth certificate abroad all you have to do is:

  1. Use the application form above to order a certified copy of your NJ birth certificate. Our experts will verify your information and make sure you won’t have any issues getting your birth certificate copy.
  2. When you’ve received your birth certificate in the mail, fill out the online form to request an Apostille. Then just mail or drop off your birth certificate copy, apostille application, and payment for the processing fees.
  3. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury will process your application and issue and sign the Apostille.


Get Your Birth Certificate Now!

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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