Application process: Kansas

Identification process in Kansas

The Health Department of Kansas requires applicants, once they have completed and signed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID.

Acceptable document of identification are:

Provide one (1) of the following identification documents:

  • Photo driver's license
  • State Id
  • Us/Foreign Passport
  • Military Identification Card
  • School Identification Card
  • Private Company Employment Identification card
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Form I-94 - accompanied by the applicant's Visa
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
  • Concealed Handgun License
OR

Provide two (2) of the following identification documents:

  • Medical/Medicare insurance card
  • Veterans Affairs card
  • Bank Statement
  • Photo driver's license expired not more than five years
  • State Id expired not more than five years
  • Selective Service Card
  • Vehicle registration
  • Utility bills
  • Paycheck stub with imprinted information
  • W-2
  • Voter Registration

You must also include a return envelope.

Who may apply for birth or death certificate?

Please see the following list of person authorized to order a vital record:

Birth
  • Person on records
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Spouse
  • Maternal grand parent
  • Paternal grand parent
  • Legal guardian
Death
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Spouse
  • Maternal grand parent
  • Paternal grand parent
  • Legal guardian

Please note: If you can provide documentation of legal interest, or if you are holding a Power of Attorney from the person on record, you are eligible to request the vital record for that person.

How Long Will Birth Certificate Delivery Take?

It will take about 1 to 3 business weeks to get your birth certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.

How Long Will Death Certificate Delivery Take?

It will take about 1 to 3 business weeks to get your birth certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.

How Can I Pay For My Birth Certificate Application?

The State of Kansas accepts the following payment:

Please address this payment to: Kansas Vital Statistics

Kansas State Fee: $9

This fee will change if you order more than one copy or request rush processing.

Exception and Date Limit?

If you were born before 1911 you will need to contact the Archive department in order to access to your original records.