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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

Certified Copies of Birth & Death Records

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

Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)

Birth. Court Order Delayed Birth Certificate. Revised January 2017. Center for Health ... you can file an Application for Delayed Registration of Birth. (VS 85 form ) ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/CHSI-CODBirth-2017.pdf

Correcting Gender Errors on Birth Certificates (PDF)

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

Vital Records Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Jun 7, 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

Delayed Registration of Birth

Application for Delayed Registration of Birth (VS 85 form) with the California Department of Public Health. – Vital Records (CDPH-VR). • If Your Child is Less ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Delayed%20Registration%20of%20Birth.pdf

DELAYED REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

for filing the Delayed Registration of Birth and one certified copy. ... Do not apply for a Delayed Registration of Birth if you already have a registered birth ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/CDPH%20Document%20Library/ControlledForms/VS85.pdf

The Adoption Process

Jan 1, 2017 ... Amending a Birth Certificate to Reflect Adoption. Revised January .... The adoptive parents do not have to apply to CDPH-VR unless they want ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Adoption%20Pamphlet.pdf

ADAP Application Job Aid

If client was intersex at birth, select “Unknown”. All clients must ... (Application Job Aid V.2017-03) ..... Vehicle registration dated within one year (not expired). https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/aids/Documents/ADAPAppJobAid.pdf