There are many occasions when you are expected to provide legal proof of your identity—for example, when you apply for a driver’s license, file for a marriage license, or register for schooling. Presenting a birth certificate is a widely accepted way to prove who you are. Even if you have no immediate need for this kind of document, birth records are handy to have around so you can take one out at a moment’s notice.
However, if you’re like many people in the Los Angeles area, you don’t have a birth certificate copy that you can readily show to anyone. You may also be uncertain about how to get birth certificates in Los Angeles, CA. FastBirthCertificates is here to cut through the confusion.
With our convenient webform, it’s easy to order a birth certificate online from the state of California. Keep reading to learn how to obtain a certified copy of a California birth certificate.
Who Can Order a Birth Certificate in Los Angeles, CA?
To request replacement birth certificates, you must belong to one of the following categories:
The person named on the certificate (registrant)
A parent or legal guardian of the registrant
A close relative of the registrant:
Spouse or domestic partner
A person with a court order granting permission
An attorney or adoption agency attempting to comply with Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code
Member of law enforcement or government agency on official business
An attorney representing the registrant or the estate
Persons who do not fall under any of the above categories can request an Informational Certified Copy that bears the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has birth records dating back to 1866 for persons born in the metropolitan area. Requesters must send in an application and a notarized Certificate of Identity. An authorized certified copy of a birth certificate costs $28 (non-refundable if no record is found). Persons eligible for Veteran's Administration benefits may qualify for a free certified copy if it is to be used to process a claim for benefits.
With FastBirthCertificates, you don’t need to figure out how to request your California birth certificates from state or county vital records offices. Just fill out our online Los Angeles birth certificate form and we’ll do the rest. We have streamlined our government filing services online so you’ll get your documents as soon as possible. Please be aware, though, that there are limits to the speed in which we can fulfill your order. Government offices need time to locate and process birth and death certificates. Furthermore, your documents will be sent through the mail, which requires additional time.
According to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, birth certificate orders are processed within twenty (20) work days.
How Our Los Angeles Vital Record Filing Service Works
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk requires the applicant to submit an application and a notarized Certificate of Identity to receive a birth certificate.
Our filing service has three steps:
Step #1 – You place an order through FastBirthCertificates. We then prepare a customized birth certificate document submission packet that conforms to local and state requirements. This packet is mailed to you.
Step #2 – Sign the documents we prepared for you, and gather any items requested. Use our pre-addressed envelope to mail everything to the vital records office.
Step #3 – Wait for the vital records office to mail your birth certificate directly to your address.
If you have questions, let us know through our contact us form. Please do not send documents to this email.
How Much Will It Cost?
Los Angeles County Government Standard Processing
State/Government Fee = $28.00
Streamlined Los Angeles Processing with FastBirthCertificates
Immediate Processing Option
$28.00 (state/government fee) + $99.95 = $127.95
4 to 6 business day estimated processing
Expedited Processing Option
$28.00 (state/government fee) + $69.95 = $97.95
10 to 14 business day estimated processing
Standard Processing Option
$28.00 (state/government fee) + $39.95 = $67.95
20 to 30 business day estimated processing
- State tax may be applied where applicable - We offer free standard shipping or trackable UPS Overnight shipping for an additional $20.00 (overnight shipping takes place after the estimated processing time listed above is complete)