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Birth Certificate Texas

It’s actually pretty easy to get a certified copy of your birth certificate in Texas. The state makes it easy. You just have to follow the steps that they list.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has all that you need to get a certified copy of your birth certificate.

You can get Texas birth certificates from the Texas.gov site cheaply and fast. It’s the official way to get records from the State of Texas. The general estimated operating time to get records back is ten to 15 days.

Birth certificates in the last 75 years are classified as protected by the State of Texas, and there are requirements that you have to meet to request them.

If you live in Texas, you can request your own Birth Certificate, or get the records of your close family members. If you live in another state besides Texas, you can get your own birth certificate or the birth certificate of a child, if you are one of the parents.

You also have to possess a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

You have to be buying a birth certificate that is going to a site inside the United States, to U.S. commonwealths, to U.S. military addresses, or to U.S. territories.

You have to have a working credit card.

If you don’t comply with these criteria, then you can’t use Texas.gov to get a birth certificate from the last 75 years, but you can still request it by following the alternative instructions below.

Here are the instructions for ordering a Texas birth certificate offline.

  1. Get and finish an application for your birth certificate. You can get one from the website or get it in person.
  2. Send in the finished application along with your money, and use one of the valid payment methods. If the birth happened in the last 75 years, you have to add in a valid photo ID photocopy issued by a government organization. You have a lot of options for what is considered acceptable ID. You can use a state-issued driver’s license, student ID, prison ID, military ID, or government employment card.

If you don’t possess a photo ID, you can send a copy of a photo ID from a close family member, or you will be able to send copies of a couple documents with your name, like a Social Security card or utility bill. A singled document has to include your signature on it. They won’t be able to fill out applications if photo ID isn’t included. The fee is about $22 to process it, and it takes ten to 15 days.

You can order an heirloom birth certificate for $60. You also have to pay a return delivery cost of $8 for UPS or $19.95 for express mail service.

Consider ordering a certified copy of your birth certificate if you don’t have one already. It could come in handy when you’re trying to apply for certain official government things.