Your birth certificate is easy to replace and a important document you will need throughout your lifetime.  Due to Sandy many may have lost this vital document, waste no time in replacing this crucial document you need in your life. No matter where you were born this vital document will be easy for you to replace here’s how …

A birth certificate can be replace by going online or applying in person.  Here’s how, if you were born in the United States or overseas ordering a new birth certificate online is easiest and will take 10 minutes or less. Simply go to VitalCheck website click on birth certificate and follow instructions.

Online: The cost is vary based on where you were born. You must pay with a major credit card or electronic check. These forms of payment must have your name or your birth parents name on the accounts to use them.

In Person: Should you apply in person you must to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene only if you were born in one of the five boroughs of New York City. You must be 16 years or older otherwise you must have one of your parents apply for you. Applying in person make sure you have one of these original unexpired IDs with our picture and signature:

  • Non-driver State ID
  • Passport
  • Driver License
  • Employee ID with current pay stub
  • Student ID with current transcript
  • NYS Benefit Card with photo
  • Inmate photo ID with release papers (does not require signature on ID)

Or two different types of original documents showing your name and address:

  • Utility bill received in the last 60 days (cable, electricity or gas bill)
  • Telephone or cell phone bill received in the last 60 days
  • Official letter from any city, state or federal government agency


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
125 Worth Street Room 133
New York, NY

Hours: 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday

Payment accepted: credit card, debit card, check or money order.

Cost: $15 as of November 2012

If you were born outside New York City or the United State visit VitalCheck website to learn how easy it is for you to get hold of your birth certificate.

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