How do I get a California birth certificate?
- • Eligibility: In California, birth certificates are considered public record and can be obtained by anyone who submits the required information and fees. However, certain restrictions apply to obtaining a confidential birth certificate.
- • 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 identification.
- • Online: You can order a certified copy of a birth certificate online through the California Department of Public Health's Vital Records website. You will need to create an account and provide the required information and payment. Once your order is submitted, it will be processed and mailed to you.
- • 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 Birth Record" form, which is available on the California Department of Public Health's Vital Records website. You will then need to mail the completed form, along with payment and a photocopy of your identification, to the California Department of Public Health.
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