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California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Apply for Birth Certificate. An authorized, certified California birth certificate can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes.

General Information: 916-445-2684

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Frequently Asked Questions

Informational pamphlets and copies of all our applications for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates can be downloaded online.
A certified copy can be used to establish the identity of the person named on the certificate, whereas a certified informational copy CANNOT be used to establish identity. Persons who are not eligible to receive a certified copy can receive a certified informational copy. Both types of documents are certified copies of the original document on file with our office. Depending on the exact year of event, some Certified Informational Copies will have signatures and Social Security numbers removed.  For more information, please refer to the application of the vital record you are seeking, or view our page, Authorized Copy vs. Informational Copy.

Related Links

Obtaining Certified Copies of Birth & Death Records

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CertifiedCopiesofBirthDeathRecords.aspx

Correcting Gender Errors on Birth Certificates

Jan 1, 2017 ... Correcting Gender Error on Birth Certificate. Revised January 2017 ... guardian, or conservator may apply on his or her behalf. What is the fee. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/CHSI-Gender-Error-2017.pdf

DELAYED REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT NO PRIOR CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN FOUND ON FILE ... Do not apply for a Delayed Registration of Birth if you already have a ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/CDPH%20Document%20Library/ControlledForms/VS85.pdf

NHAP Master's or Reciprocity Application Package for Examination ...

To apply to the Nursing Home Administrator Program through Reciprocity, you must: ... •US Birth Certificate (certified copy from state or local vital statistics office) . https://www.cdph.ca.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/NHAP%20Master%27s%20or%20Reciprocity%20Application%20Package%20for%20%20Examination%2012-2016.pdf

Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)

the time the delayed birth certificate was registered. Who can apply for a delayed birth certificate? • Only the person whose birth is being registered, if they are at ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Delayed%20Registration%20of%20Birth.pdf

Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)

you can file an Application for Delayed Registration of Birth ... Who can apply for a court order delayed birth certificate? • Any beneficially interested person can ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/CHSI-CODBirth-2017.pdf

The Adoption Process

Jan 1, 2017 ... Getting a Certified Copy of the Original Sealed Birth Certificate After Adoption… .... The adoptive parents do not have to apply to CDPH-VR. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Adoption%20Pamphlet.pdf

Vital Records Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

May 4, 2017 ... Informational pamphlets and copies of all our applications for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates can be ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions-(FAQs).aspx