Order Your North Carolina (NC) Birth Certificate Online

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

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Get a new North Carolina (NC) Birth Certificate

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 North Carolina (NC) birth certificate, simply fill out our online application and follow the custom submission instructions we will provide. Your North Carolina birth certificate will be issued by the vital records office and mailed straight to your home.

Replace a lost North Carolina Birth Certificate

When you need to replace an official document, it can be a confusing process. If your North Carolina birth certificate has been lost, damaged, or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate using our online application system for the state where you were born. Then, submit your application using the instructions provided with your application form.

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.

To get a certified copy of your North Carolina birth certificate, simply complete our online form then follow the detailed instructions we provide to submit your application and have your birth certificate 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 North Carolina, then that is where you should request your birth certificate from. You can get your birth certificate from the North Carolina (NC) vital records office, or from the county health department.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Birth records are restricted in North Carolina. 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 North Carolina 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.

North Carolina Birth Certificate Requirements

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

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:

NC Vital Records Office

1903 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

North Carolina Birth Certificate Fees

North Carolina charges a $24 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina are processed within 5 weeks. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods. Rush service is also available and usually takes 3-5 business days.

If you need a certified copy of your North Carolina 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.

North Carolina Vital Records offices

Buncombe County Register of Deeds

60 Court Plaza Asheville, NC 28801

Cabarrus County Register of Deeds

PO Box 707 Concord, NC 28026

Cumberland County Vital Records

117 Dick Street P.O. Box 2039 Fayetteville, NC 28302

Durham County Register of Deeds

200 E. Main Street P.O. Box 1107 Durham, NC 27702

Forsyth County Register of Deeds

201 North Chestnut Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Guilford County (Greensboro Office)

BB&T Building 201 West Market Street Greensboro, NC 27401

Guilford County (High Point Office)

325 East Russell Avenue Room 155 High Point, NC 27260

Johnston County Register of Deeds

207 E Johnston St #209, Smithfield, NC 27577

Mecklenburg County Vital Records

Office of Vital Records 618 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

New Hanover County Register of Deeds

320 Chestnut St #102, Wilmington, NC 28401

Pitt County Vital Records

100 W 3rd St, Greenville, NC 27858

Union County Register of Deeds

500 N Main St # 239, Monroe, NC 28112

Wake County Vital Records Department

300 S Salisbury St Raleigh, NC 27601

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FAQs about North Carolina Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in North Carolina?

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

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

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

How do I get an apostille for a North Carolina birth certificate?

To get an apostille to use a North Carolina birth certificate abroad, you must:

  1. Click on the link above to order a certified copy of your North Carolina birth certificate.
  2. When you have received the copy in the mail, submit to the Secretary of State, along with:
  • A cover letter addressed to the North Carolina Secretary of State, requesting the Apostille
  • Payment for the $10 processing fee
  • A pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope or carrier label
  1. Submit it in person or by mail to the North Carolina Secretary of State in Raleigh, NC.

What forms of ID do I need to get a birth certificate in North Carolina?

You will need a photocopy of both sides of your government-issued photo ID when applying for a North Carolina birth certificate copy.

Acceptable documents that you can use as proof of identity include:

  • A Driver’s License issued by any U.S. state
  • An identification card issued by any U.S. state
  • A US passport

For a full list of other IDs you may submit with your NC birth certificate application, see the section above.

What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

To apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in North Carolina, 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 $24 for the state

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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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