How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Kansas
If you plan on going to school, joining the military, obtaining a government job or many other such events, you will eventually need a copy of your birth certificate to validate your identity, age, and citizenship.
If you were born in Kansas, you could obtain a copy pretty quickly by following the steps below.
The state of Kansas offers many different options for getting a copy of your birth certificate: in person, via the Internet, by phone, and by regular or express mail.
You may visit the Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka if you want to obtain your copy immediately. You must go to their office at the Curtis State Office Bldg., 1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 120, Topeka, KS 66612. They are open from 9 am. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When you visit, you must bring a proper, valid ID such as driver’s license, state ID, passport or military ID. If you do not have those, contact the office for other forms of ID.
Or you may choose to order by phone, by calling 1-877-305-8315. This service is available 24-hours a day, 365 days per year.
If you choose to order your copy through the mail or express mail, your wait times will vary from 5-10 business days or 3-5 for expedited service.
Regardless of how you order your copy, you will need to fill out the application.
You must also pay a non-refundable $15 fee along with your application. For walk-ins, you may pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. For mail-in service, only check or money order will be accepted. If you use the online or phone system, you will need to pay the fees with a credit card.
You also have the option of using an online service such VitalChek.com to search for and order a copy of your birth certificate. This service is government-approved for certified copies, and you can order expedited shipping to get them quicker.