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How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate in New Jersey

by Susan M Keenan

Birth certificates are often used as a legal form of identification. Sometimes they get misplaced or lost when people move from one home to another. Fortunately, it is possible to replace your copy with another. Learning how to get a copy of your birth certificate in New Jersey is simple.

How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate in New Jersey Through VitalChek

Use the link in the References section at the end of this article to access VitalChek through the Internet, a website specializing in providing birth certificates for individuals living in the United States.

Complete the initial query form by filling in the type of certificate that you are looking for; in this case, a birth certificate. Next, from the drop-down menus, choose the answers to the name of your state (New Jersey), city of birth, county of birth, date of birth and the reason that you are looking to obtain a copy of your birth certificate.

Follow the prompts to continue the transaction. You'll hit "Continue" twice.

Fill in your contact information to complete the transaction. Follow the prompts to pay for and complete the transaction.

How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate in New Jersey Through the Department of Health

Access the New Jersey Department of Health website using the link in the References section at the end of this article.

Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click "Genealogical Requests" or "Non-Genealogical Requests," depending on the reason behind your request.

Follow the prompts as you complete the required information.

Mail any required documentation or payment to the proper address as listed for your county.

Items you will need
  • Internet access
  • Credit card account
  • Proof of identity

Tip

  • Obtain the necessary information prior to beginning the application. You should have the name of the county in which you were born in order to expedite the process.

Warning

  • Scan your computer for spyware before you begin to ensure the safety of your personal data.

About the Author

Susan M Keenan, professional freelance writer, holds a Master’s degree in community psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. Her repertoire of articles comprises an eclectic array of topics including personal finance, beauty, travel, fashion, weddings, relationships, mortgages, loans, gardening, parenting, home descriptions, computers, do-it-yourself, pets, and more.