Question

How do I get a copy of my Birth Certificate from Vital Records, how much will it cost and how long will it take to get it?

Answer

You may request a copy of a Birth Certificate by calling Vital Records at (504) 593-5100  or online by going to www.louisianavitalrecords.com. Vital Records Service Centers provide walk-in services for certified copies of Louisiana birth certificates and birth cards. Requests are normally filled on the same day or within 24-hours.



Service Center Hours of Operation: 8:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (excluding state holidays)



You may complete an application for a certified copy of a birth certificate, bring your photo identification and correct fees to a Vital Records Service Center. Listed below:



Office location: 1450 Poydras St., Suite 400



The long form of the Birth Certificate will cost $15.50. The short form costs $9.50.



By mail, it will take 4-6 weeks to receive the certificate.



You may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate if you are the person named on the document, spouse of the person named on the document, parent of the person named on the document, adult child of the person named on the document, sibling of the person named on the document, grandparent of the person named on the document, or an adult grandchild of the person named on the document (unless otherwise authorized by LA R.S. 40:41).



Special Requirement

Louisiana is a ""closed record"" state. This means that birth and death certificates are not public records. All requests for birth or death certificates must include proper identification. Persons who apply for a certified copy of a BIRTH or DEATH certificate must produce identification in the form of one primary document or two secondary documents. Orleans Parish marriage certificates are not confidential records and may be purchased without identification. A. Primary Documents - Current state issued driver's license that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant. - Current state issued picture identification that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant. - Current U.S. military identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant. - Current U.S. issued or Foreign issued Passport - U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-570 or N-578) - U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-578) - Students (high school or younger) - a current school yearbook or a current school identification document with a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant. B. Secondary Documents - Current student picture identification card from a college or university when accompanied by a 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester. (COUNTS AS TWO DOCUMENTS) - A W-2 form issued within the last two years plus an original signed Social Security Card. The Social Security numbers must match. (COUNTS AS TWO DOCUMENTS) - Original adoption papers - Official certified deeds or title to property - Certificate of vehicle title - Insurance policy must show name of the applicant (Health, Home, Life, and Auto). - Payroll stub (cannot be handwritten) showing the name and social security number of the applicant. - Current U.S. military dependent identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant. - Original DD-214 Military Discharge document which clearly identifies the applicant. - Voter's Registration application (certified true copy)"

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