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Download free personal forms or if you’re missing important documents, now’s the time to replace them. Find out how to replace vital documents, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and more.

Replacing all important documents that were lost or destroyed in a flood, fire, or other disaster can be overwhelming. Although the process varies from state to state, these general steps can help you get started.

USA.gov Forms

The federal government does not distribute certificates, files, or indexes with identifying information for vital records. Applications for passports can be obtained through the U.S. State Department

State.gov Travel Forms

Vital Records


  • Replace Lost or Stolen Identification (ID) Cards
  • Vital Records Documents Issued in the United States
  • How to Replace Your Lost or Destroyed Vital Records
  • Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate
  • Request a Replacement Marriage Certificate
  • Request a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate
  • Divorce Decrees and Certificates

What To Expect When Ordering Vital Records Online.


Contact State Vital Records Office

pdfAn Official Individual State List for Vital Records


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