How do I get an Alabama birth certificate?
If you wish to get a certified copy of your birth certificate, you will find below the requirements and steps to follow. For other types of certificates, for example, marriage, divorce and death certificates, the procedure is usually the same of very similar to the one described below.
- • Eligibility: Only the person named on the birth certificate, their parents, legal guardians, or certain other family members are eligible to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. In Alabama, birth certificates are available to order for births that occurred from 1908 to present.
- • Required Information: You will need to provide some information about the person whose certificate you are ordering, such as their full name, date and place of birth, and the names of their parents. Additionally, you will need to provide your own information and proof of your relationship to the person on the certificate.
- • Online: You can order a certified copy of a birth certificate online through the Alabama Department of Public Health's Vital Records website. You will need to create an account and provide the required information and payment.
- • Mail: You can also order a certified copy of a birth certificate by mail. You will need to download and fill out a copy of the "Application for Certified Copy of Alabama Birth Certificate" form, which is available on the Alabama Department of Public Health's Vital Records website. You will then need to mail the completed form, along with payment and any required identification or proof of relationship, to the Alabama Department of Public Health's Vital Records office.