How Do You Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate in Idaho?


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The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics fulfills and administers applications for copies of Idaho birth certificates. The Bureau processes applications online, by mail or by fax.

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Idaho residents can utilize the Bureau’s VitalCheck system to obtain certified Idaho birth certificates online. Individuals can order birth certificates for themselves or their family members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After completing the online application’s step-by-step process, Idaho residents then choose how they want their Idaho birth certificate delivered to their residence. For more information on the program, contact the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records at 800-255-2414.

To order through mail, Idaho Residents must request and complete the Idaho Vital Statistics Certificate Request Form. This form can be procured at any government office throughout the state. Once completed, mail the form along with a photocopy of a picture identification card and the $13.00 processing fee to the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics at PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0036. Standard processing time is five to seven business days once the application is received and verified. For an additional $5.00 fee, the application can be rushed to arrive at the requestor’s residence in two to three business days.

To fax the application, write a letter containing the following information: type of certificate requested, full name, date, address, purpose of request, father’s full name, mother’s full maiden name, photocopy of a picture identification card, desired deliver method and daytime phone number. Fax this information to 1-866-559-9629.

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