How to Obtain a Birth Certificate in Corpus Christi, Texas

by Emma Watkins

In some situations, for instance, to obtain a passport or a social security card, you will need to show your birth certificate to prove your identity. In the Texas city of Corpus Christi, you can get your birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Records. With proper identification, you can order your own or the birth certificate of an immediate family member for $23 (as of 2010).

Order your birth certificate online. Go to the Corpus Christi Bureau of Vital Records website and click on "Certificate Request Form." From there, follow the prompts to complete your request online. To finish your transaction, you will need to submit a credit card number for payment. After placing your online order, fax a copy of your driver's license or state identification card to 361-992-0682. If you don't have either, the Bureau of Vital Records also accepts any three of the following: work or school identification card, Social Security card, paycheck stub, voter's registration, utility bill, tax return, lease or loan documents, and hospital or school records.

Send your birth certificate request by mail. Go to the Corpus Christi Bureau of Vital Records website and click on "Certificate Request Form." Print the form, fill it out and mail it to the address on it. Attach proof of identification to your request. Also, include a money order for $23 payable to the City of Corpus Christi. If you have an account at a local bank, you may pay your fee by check.

Make your request in person. The Corpus Christi Bureau of Vital Records is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Bureau of Vital Records: 1702 Horne Road, Room 21 Corpus Christi, Texas 78416 361-826-7229

About the Author

Emma Watkins writes on finance, fitness and gardening. Her articles and essays have appeared in "Writer's Digest," "The Writer," "From House to Home," "Big Apple Parent" and other online and print venues. Watkins holds a Master of Arts in psychology.

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