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Birth Certificate Texas is available for your convenience by phone and email seven days a week to help you navigate through the extremely frustrating and turtle slow moving Texas government bureaucracy waters. Our Texas Vital Records frequently asked questions database of hundreds of questions with detailed answers is the largest of its kind in the industry.

Speed of Service

Birth Certificate Texas provides people and companies the fastest possible research and Texas Vital Statistics document obtainment turnaround times in the world. If we receive your signed and notarized authorization letter, a valid (non-expired) photocopy of an approved U.S government identification, and our order form completed we will file an application and obtain within 24 hours your Texas birth certificate, Texas death certificate, or Texas marriage, divorce, birth, or death verification letter documents from the State of Texas and mail and email/scan them back to you.


Worldwide Service

Birth Certificate Texas can retrieve official Texas Vital Statistics documents and apply for a records search for you or your company on any type of Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics issued document no matter where you currently live in Texas, the United States, or the world.

This includes:

  • Raised seal official certified copy of a Texas birth certificate. (1903-present)
  • Raised seal official certified copy of a Texas death certificate. (Last 25 years only)
  • Texas birth verification letters. (1903-present)
  • Texas death verification letters. (1903-present)
  • Texas marriage verification letters. (1966-present)
  • Texas divorce verification letters. (1968-present)


Personalized Service

You get to choose where in the world you want us to mail your Texas Vital Records documents back to, you get to choose what shipping courier that you want to use when we mail your documents back to you, and you get to choose if you want to pay us by any major credit card, debit card, or PayPal. No one size fits all cookie cutter options with Birth Certificate Texas.


Expert Document Filing Service

Unlike every national rush document retrieval and Texas Vital Statistics courier company (companies that advertise online that they can acquire state vital records documents for you in all fifty U.S states) Birth Certificate Texas doesn’t outsource the handling of your private documents to random untrained and unvetted strangers or companies. Then drastically mark up the price and pass that huge cost onto you the unsuspecting customer. Our highly experienced and State of Texas background checked employees only obtain and file Texas vital record applications for the State of Texas in Austin, TX where our company is based and where the Texas Vital Statistics office is located.

Texas Birth Certificate


Birth Certificate Texas provides 24 hour expedited Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics records research and rush document retrieval services for companies and people worldwide in Austin, TX for any of the below recordable State of Texas documents for any of the 254 counties in Texas…


    Certified copy of a Texas birth certificate (long form, short form, or heirloom - bassinet or flag designs)


    Certified copy of a Texas death certificate.


    Texas birth record verification letters.


    Texas death record verification letters.


    Texas marriage verification letters (not Texas marriage licenses those can only be obtained in the Texas county of where you were married at).


    Texas divorce verification letters (not Texas divorce decrees those can only be obtained in the Texas county of where you were divorced at).



The Fastest Way To Online Order


Texas Birth Certificate

Certified Copies or


Texas Birth Verification Letters




Step 1: Download and Notarize Authorization Form

Download, fill out, print out, and get this one-page Texas birth certificate authorization form PDF notarized. Once the form has been properly signed and notarized scan it and email it back to us. You can use a public notary in any of the fifty U.S states to notarize this required form but you cannot use a foreign country (non-USA) notary.



Step 2: Scan and Email Us a Government ID Photocopy

Scan and email us a valid (can’t be expired) clear photocopy of your U.S driver’s license, U.S passport, U.S state identification card, U.S military ID card or U.S permanent resident card. Your ID photocopy needs to be the front side only (top and bottom for passports) and the scanned photocopy can be in color or B/W. If you don’t have a scanner simply download this free JotNot app to your Android or Apple smartphone device. Use it to take a photo of your ID and the app will turn the photo into a PDF that you can email us.



Step 3: Download Birth Certificate Order Form

Download, fill out, and email us back our one-page expedited Texas birth certificate replacement order form PDF. We need to know what type of Texas birth certificate you want ordered (long form, short form, or heirloom) and how many official certified raised seal birth certificate copies that you want to order. Most people order two to three of them at a time.



Step 4: Purchase Online a Prepaid Return Shipping Label

Visit www.FedEx.com, www.UPS.com, www.USPS.com, or www.DHL.com to create and purchase a prepaid return shipping label.

Download it (the label that’s created will be in PDF format) and then email the PDF shipping label to us so we can print it out and use it to mail all your documents back to you.


Once Birth Certificate Texas receives all four of the above required items from you via email we’ll reply back to you to confirm receipt of them. You’ll then receive one of two emails from us. You’ll receive one specific email if any issues arise such as no Texas records were found in the official Texas Vital Records database search or a possible application mistake was made by you.

Or you’ll receive a congratulatory email saying that we’ve successfully retrieved an official raised seal certified copy of your Texas birth certificate from the Texas Vital Statistics office and we’ve dropped it off at the courier (FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL) that you chose to ship with.

We’ll also email you a photo of your new Texas birth certificate certified copy before we mail it back to you as instant verification proof to put your mind at ease.


The Fastest Way To Online Order


Texas Death Certificate

Certified Copies or


Texas Death Verification Letters




Step 1: Download and Notarize Authorization Form

Download, fill out, print out, and get this one-page Texas death certificate authorization form PDF notarized. Once the form has been properly signed and notarized scan it and email it back to us. You can use a public notary in any of the fifty U.S states to notarize this required form but you cannot use a foreign country (non-USA) notary.



Step 2: Scan and Email Us a Government ID Photocopy

Scan and email us a valid (can’t be expired) clear photocopy of your U.S driver’s license, U.S passport, U.S state identification card, U.S military ID card or U.S permanent resident card. Your ID photocopy needs to be the front side only (top and bottom for passports) and the scanned photocopy can be in color or B/W. If you don’t have a scanner simply download this free JotNot app to your Android or Apple smartphone device. Use it to take a photo of your ID and the app will turn the photo into a PDF that you can email us.



Step 3: Download Death Certificate Order Form

Download, fill out, and email us back our one-page expedited Texas death certificate replacement order form PDF. We need to know what type of Texas birth certificate you want ordered (long form, short form, or heirloom) and how many official certified raised seal birth certificate copies that you want to order. Most people order two to three of them at a time.



Step 4: Purchase Online a Prepaid Return Shipping Label

Visit www.FedEx.com, www.UPS.com, www.USPS.com, or www.DHL.com to create and purchase a prepaid return shipping label.

Download it (the label you create will be in a PDF format) and then email the PDF shipping label to us so we can print it out and use it to mail all your documents back to you.


Once Birth Certificate Texas receives all four of the above required items from you via email we’ll reply back to you to confirm receipt of them. You’ll then receive one of two emails from us. You’ll receive one specific email if any issues arise such as no Texas records were found in the official Texas Vital Records database search or a possible application mistake was made by you.

Or you’ll receive a congratulatory email saying that we’ve successfully retrieved an official raised seal certified copy of your Texas death certificate from the Texas Vital Statistics office and we’ve dropped it off at the courier (FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL) that you chose to ship with.

We’ll also email you a photo of your new Texas death certificate certified copy before we mail it back to you as instant verification proof to put your mind at ease.


The Fastest Way To Online Order a


Texas Marriage or

Divorce Verification Letters




Step 1: Download and Notarize Authorization Form

Download, fill out, print out, and get this one-page Texas marriage or divorce verification letter authorization form PDF notarized. Once the form has been properly signed and notarized scan it and email it back to us. You can use a public notary in any of the fifty U.S states to notarize this required form but you cannot use a foreign country (non-USA) notary.



Step 2: Scan and Email Us a Government ID Photocopy

Scan and email us a valid (can’t be expired) clear photocopy of your U.S driver’s license, U.S passport, U.S state identification card, U.S military ID card or U.S permanent resident card. Your ID photocopy needs to be the front side only (top and bottom for passports) and the scanned photocopy can be in color or B/W. If you don’t have a scanner simply download this free JotNot app to your Android or Apple smartphone device. Use it to take a photo of your ID and the app will turn the photo into a PDF that you can email us.



Step 3: Download Marriage/Divorce Verification Letter Order Form

Download, fill out, and email us back our one-page expedited Texas marriage or divorce verification letter order form PDF.



Step 4: Purchase Online a Prepaid Return Shipping Label

Visit www.FedEx.com, www.UPS.com, www.USPS.com, or www.DHL.com to create and purchase a prepaid return shipping label.

Download it (the label that’s created will be in PDF format) and then email the PDF shipping label to us so we can print it out and use it to mail all your documents back to you.


Once Birth Certificate Texas receives all four of the above required items from you via email we’ll reply back to you to confirm receipt of them. You’ll then receive one of two emails from us. You’ll receive one specific email if any issues arise such as no Texas records were found in the official Texas Vital Records database search or a possible application mistake was made by you.

Or you’ll receive a congratulatory email saying that we’ve successfully retrieved an official Texas marriage or divorce verification letter from the Texas Vital Statistics office and we’ve dropped it off at the courier (FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL) that you chose to ship with.

We’ll also email you a photo of your new Texas marriage or divorce verification letter before we mail it back to you as instant verification proof to put your mind at ease.


If you don’t have Adobe Reader (allows you to open and fill out PDF’s) installed on your desktop or laptop computer you can download it here for free.

If you don’t have Adobe Reader (allows you to open and fill out PDF’s) installed on your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet you can download it here for free.

Order Birth Certificate Texas



*Please add $40 to the price above when you order specialty Texas heirloom birth certificates.
**For additional Texas death certificates the cost is $50 after the first copy if ordered at the same time.
***For additional Texas birth certificates the cost is $75 after the first copy if ordered at the same time.



Acceptable Forms of Identification



From the State of Texas Vital Statistics main website these are the only acceptable forms of identification (see detailed list below) that you can scan and email us that we can physically present to the Texas Department of State Health Services office to be able to do research and obtain an official raised seal Texas birth certificate certified copy on your behalf.

Identification is required to establish proof of identity of the person that is requesting a protected Texas vital record search. Acceptable identification must contain the applicant's full legal name and photograph.

You must provide to the State of Texas one of the following:

  1. One item from Group A
  2. Two items from Group B, or
  3. One item from Group B and two items from Group C.

Group A: Primary Identification

All identification items must be current and valid (they cannot be expired) and contain the applicant's name and photograph that establishes the applicant's identity.

Must Provide One:

  1. United States issued driver’s license (any U.S state)
  2. Federal or state identification card (any U.S state)
  3. United States passport
  4. U.S military uniformed services identification card
  5. U.S concealed handgun license identification card (any U.S state)
  6. U.S pilot's license identification card (any U.S state)
  7. Federal, state or city law enforcement employment identification card, or employment badge accompanied by employment identification card
  8. Offender identification card issued by the Department of Criminal Justice correctional facility or institution
  9. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued:
    1. Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
    2. Permanent Resident Card - front and back (green card)
    3. Travel Documents
    4. Re-entry permit
    5. Refugee travel permit
    6. Advance parole
    7. SENTRI card
    8. U.S. citizen identification card
  10. United States Department of State issued:
    1. Border crossing card (B1 for business or pleasure or B2 medical purposes)
    2. or Visa

Group B: Secondary Identification

Must provide two items of different types may be used to establish proof of identity. These forms combined must confirm the applicant's name, signature, or identifiable photo of the applicant.

Must Provide Two:

  1. Any primary identification that is expired.
  2. Current student identification
  3. Signed social security card, or numident
  4. DD Form 214 Certificate of Release
  5. Medicaid or Medicare card
  6. Veterans Affairs card
  7. Medical insurance card
  8. Foreign passport accompanied by a Visa issued by the United States Department of State.
  9. Foreign passport in accordance with the United States Department of State, Visa Waiver Program.
  10. Certified birth certificate from the Department of State (FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545)
  11. Private company employment identification card.
  12. Form I-94 accompanied by the applicant's Visa or Passport.
  13. Mexican voter registration card.
  14. Foreign Identification with identifiable photo of applicant
    • MatrÍcula Consular is not accepted as any form of identification

Group C: Supporting Identification

Items of different types may be used to establish proof of identity. Two of these forms combined with one from Group B must confirm the applicant's name, signature, or identifiable photo of the applicant.

Must Provide Two Combined with One from Group B:

  1. Expired secondary identification from Group B
  2. Recent utility bill with current address
  3. Recent paycheck stub
  4. Public assistance applications or letters
  5. Signed valid voter's registration card
  6. Police report of stolen identification
  7. Official school transcript
  8. Bank account statement
  9. Social security letter
  10. Marriage license
  11. Divorce decree
  12. Certified birth certificate from Department of State (FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545), or from another state other than Texas or other country
  13. Automobile insurance card
  14. Lease agreement
  15. Loan or installment payment contract
  16. Promissory notes or loan contracts
  17. Court order
  18. Property titles or liens
  19. Automobile titles
  20. Library card
  21. Fishing or hunting license
  22. Recent medical records or bills
  23. Auto registration
  24. Religious records with signature of religious official
  25. Recent rent receipt with address and name
  26. Recent cell phone bill or contract
  27. Federal, state, or local tax records
  28. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notices or correspondence.

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Birth Certificate Texas • 13359 N. Hwy 183, Ste 406-588, Austin, TX 78750
512-399-6433support@birthcertificatetexas.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
*Please note you cannot travel to us and we don’t take walk-in clients.

BirthCertificateTexas.org is a private for profit company that is not owned, operated or affiliated in any way with Texas Vital Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), or any Texas or federal government agency.