Stress-Free Way to Get Replacement Kansas Birth Certificate

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Best Way to Get Replacement Kansas Birth Certificate

Your Kansas birth certificate is the ultimate document that confirms your identity. You need one to apply for a driver's license, passport, and school registration, among other things. Even so, it's one piece of paper that's easy to misplace.

Requesting a replacement birth certificate in Kansas can be a tedious and time-consuming process. It can also cost you a lot of money if you fail to follow the application process correctly.

Who Can Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Kansas

Birth certificates are not public information, and you have to prove eligibility to apply for a copy of a birth certificate. You must be at least 18 to apply for a replacement copy.

You can get one for yourself or an immediate family member. You can get a birth certificate for someone else if you have evidence that you have a relationship to the subject--if you need the document for inheritance reasons, for example.

If you have a newborn, you'll fill out the paperwork for a social security card before you leave the hospital. This information also goes on your child's birth certificate.

Aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews also count as an immediate family in Kansas. If you are a guardian, you'll have to provide the court guardianship papers.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Kansas?

Kansas only provides certified copies of birth certificates. A certified copy is good for any purpose. It's printed on heavy colored paper with a fancy border and usually has a raised seal that proves it is a "true" copy, not copied on your printer at home.

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone NumberBirth Certificate Processing Fee
Kansas Vital Statistics1000 S.W. Jackson Street

Suite 120

Topeka, KS 66612-2221

Phone: 877-305-8315

Fax: 888-985-6818

First Copy: $15.00 Additional Copies: $15.00

It is illegal to copy or alter a birth certificate. You can request a replacement birth certificate for $15 per copy plus a $5 processing fee if you plan to pick it up at the county health department. If you go through a third party to apply online or on the phone, expect to pay an additional $13.95 expedited service fee.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Kansas?

Lobbies are closed in Vital Records offices as of August 2021, so you can't get same-day service anymore. You can apply through the mobile app or VitalChek for a next-day pick-up at a will-call location at the county office.

Internet and phone applications process in 3-5 business days, and mail applications are usually complete in 7-10 days, depending on volume. If you wait until August to apply for a birth certificate for school registration, plan on the 10-day window.

What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Kansas

A government-issued photo ID is the gold standard for the primary form of identification. These documents are mandatory and must be correct and legible on both sides. A document that's been tampered with is not acceptable.

  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • VA card
  • Concealed carry handgun license

If you don't have a photo ID, you can use other documents that prove your identity. You'll need at least two. Here are some that are usually easy to find. The full list is at the bottom of the application form.

  • Paystub
  • W2
  • Signed social security card
  • Car registration
  • Utility bill
  • Insurance card

How to Request a Kansas Replacement Birth Certificate

Kansas is one of the few states that lets you apply for a birth certificate through a mobile app. You can also go online, call, or mail the form in.

You'll need to provide identification, supporting documents, and a handwritten signature for each request.

  1. By Mail. Download and print the application form. You'll need the full and formal names for the subject, parents, and birth location. Send a check or money order with the application, and include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return document.
  2. By Phone. You can apply any time by calling 877-305-8315. Have all your information ready, including correct spellings. You will need to provide your social security or Kansas driver's license number for phone applications.
  3. Online. Kansas works with a third party, VitalChek, to process online orders. You'll need that same proof of identity as for phone orders, a driver's license or SSN, and a verified credit card in your name. Be prepared to upload documents that support your eligibility for application.
  4. Will-Call. Go through the VitalChek website to order a replacement birth certificate for pick-up. You will get an e-mail when the copy is ready. The applicant is the only person who can pick up a will-call copy, and you'll need to show your government photo ID. Offices are open between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

DoNotPay Makes Getting a Replacement Birth Certificate Faster and Easier

It isn't difficult to request a replacement birth certificate in Kansas, but it can be a time-consuming headache. The state offers so many options, it's hard to decide which one to use, which means you spend too much time stressing over the process. And, when you send a mail-in application or use a third party, how do you know the application is complete and correct?

DoNotPay makes sure that the paperwork is in order, and we do it fast. We can even schedule an appointment with a Notary Public if you need documents signed and notarized. We make it easier and less stressful for you.

Here's How It Works

DoNotPay gets your Kansas birth certificate request heading your way in eight easy steps.

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.
  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.
  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.
  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.
  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail in your request form with a check on your behalf.

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