Here are the requirements and procedures for ordering a birth certificate and other vital records in the state of Michigan:
Only the person named on the certificate, the parent(s) named on the certificate, or a legal representative or guardian of the person named on the certificate may request a copy of a Michigan birth certificate.
You can order a birth certificate online through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website. You will need to provide the required information and pay the fee using a credit or debit card.
You can order a birth certificate by mail by completing the birth certificate application form and mailing it along with a check or money order for the fee to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
You can also order a birth certificate in person by visiting any of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Vital Records Offices. You will need to provide a valid photo ID and pay the fee using cash, check, or credit/debit card.
The fee for a certified copy of a Michigan birth certificate is $34 for the first copy and $16 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.
The processing time for a birth certificate ordered online or by mail is usually 2-4 weeks. If you order in person, you may be able to receive a same-day copy if the office has the record on file.
You can also order other vital records such as death certificates, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website or by mail/in person using similar procedures.
Note that some older birth records may not be available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in which case you may need to contact the county clerk's office where the birth occurred.
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