Application process: Oklahoma

Identification process in Oklahoma

The Health Department of Oklahoma 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
  • Concealed Handgun License
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
OR

Provide two (2) of the following identification documents:

  • Utility bills
  • Medical/car insurance card
  • Vehicle registration
  • Current student identification
  • Marriage certificate
  • Paycheck stub with imprinted information
  • W-2
  • Voter Registration
  • Signed Social Security card
  • Bank Statement

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
  • Parent
  • Legal guardian
Death
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Grand parent
  • Grand child
  • Legal guardian
  • Legal representative

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 4 to 6 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 4 to 6 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 Oklahoma accepts the following payment:

Please address this payment to: OSDH

Oklahoma State Fee: $9

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