Apostille for Illinois Birth Certificate


When you need to apostille a Illinois birth certificate, you will need to make sure to have a certified copy of the vital record beforehand. If you need to order one, your best bet is to go through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Here's what their website says about obtaining one:


What You Need to Provide

In order to request a copy of a birth certificate you must complete the form Application for Search of Birth Record Files. To learn more, see FORMS located in the right-hand column. Completely fill out the form. Submit it with the following information:


A valid government issued photo identification (ID) that must be readable and is not expired/out of date (if an ID is not provided, unreadable, or expired, the request will be returned unprocessed).


To learn more about valid IDs, see RESOURCES in the right-hand column and click on IDs


To learn more about the required costs/fees, see RESOURCES in the right-hand column and click on Costs/Fees


How to Order

You may contact the county clerk where the event occurred. To locate your county clerk, see RESOURCES in the right-hand column and click on List of County Clerks.


Mail

Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records 925 E. Ridgely Ave-2737. Springfield, Illinois 62702


Submit check or money order payable to IDPH


$10 - certified copy with the following items: name, date of birth, sex, place of birth, mother/co-parent’s maiden name, mother/co-parent’s place of birth, mother/co-parent’s age, father/co-parent’s name, father/co-parent’s place of birth, father/co-parent’s age, file date, date issued and State File number


$15 - certified copy with information collected at time of birth (information has varied throughout the years)


$2 each additional copy


$10 - genealogical copy


Fax

217-523-2648


A major credit card is required.

$15 - form certified copy with all information collected at time of birth (information has varied throughout the years)

$2 - each additional copy $12.95 - handling fee $3 - each additional person in a group order $19.50 - UPS fee if selected (U.S. only); additional fee (outside the U.S.)


Online

To order online, see RESOURCES in the right-hand column and click on VitalChek Network.

A major credit card is required.

$15 - certified copy with all information collected at time of birth (information has varied throughout the years)

$2 - each additional copy $12.95 - handling fee $3 - each additional person in a group order $19.50 - UPS fee if selected (U.S. only); additional fee (outside the U.S.)


In person

Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records 925 E. Ridgely Ave. Springfield, Illinois 62702-2737

Exact cash, personal check, money order, or debit/credit card (except Visa credit card) is accepted.

$10 - certified copy with the following items: name, date of birth, sex, place of birth, mother/co-parent’s maiden name, mother/co-parent’s place of birth, mother/co-parent’s age, father/co-parent’s name, father/co-parent’s place of birth, father/co-parent’s age, file date, date issued and State File number

$15 - certified copy with all information collected at time of birth (information has varied throughout the years)

$2 each additional copy

$10 - genealogical copy


Certified copies of birth certificates available - suitable for legal purposes.

For $10 for the first copy of a birth certificate and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate requested at the same time, you will obtain a birth certificate with the following items: child’s name; date of birth; sex; place of birth (city, county, state); mother/co-parent’s maiden name; mother/co-parent’s place of birth (state/country); mother/co-parent’s age; father/co-parent’s name; father/co-parent’s place of birth (state/country); father/co-parent’s age; file date; date issued; and state file number.


For $15 for the first copy of a birth certificate and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate requested at the same time, you will obtain a birth certificate with information collected at the time of your birth (information has varied throughout the years).


Illinois Birth Certificate Apostille

There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at jared@apostillellc.com or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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