Order Official South Carolina Vital Records Online.

Order Certified South Carolina Birth and Death Certificates Online.

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GoCertificates is your online resource for ordering certified copies of State of South Carolina Vital Records. We are committed to getting your birth or death certificates direct to your door.

Requests for Vital events certificates are directed to and processed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Vital Records Office.

ID Requirements | Birth Certificate Requirements | Death Certificate Requirements

Identification Requirements

All applicants must submit a copy of an accepted form of identification and a copy of proof of relationship (if required). After placing your order, you will need to upload an image of your identification and proof of relationship (if required). Your order will only be processed once a legible copy of identification and proof of relationship (if required) are received along with payment.

All applicants must provide a valid photo identification as required.

Valid Photo Identification: Submit a copy of 1 of the following:

  • - Any United States’ DMV Office issued picture identification i.e. Driver’s License, ID card, Learner’s Permit (unexpired)
  • - Current school or employer picture identification card
  • - Military card (unexpired – active duty or retired member)
  • - United States Passport (unexpired)
  • - Foreign Passport (unexpired)
  • - Re-Entry Permit (l-327 – unexpired)
  • - Refuge Travel Document (form l-571 – unexpired)
  • - United States Citizen Identification Card (form l-197)
  • - Temporary Resident Card (form l-688 – unexpired)
  • - Temporary Resident Card (form l-688 – unexpired)
  • - Weapon or gun permit issued by federal, state or municipal government (unexpired)

Eligibility Requirements for Birth Certificates

Applicant Documents Required for Proof of Relationship
Self Valid Photo Identification
Parent Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
Legal Guardian Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
Legal Representative Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
Other Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents

Eligibility Requirements for Death Certificates

Applicant Documents Required for Proof of Relationship
Family Member Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
Legal Guardian Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
Legal Representative Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
Other Valid Photo Identification and supporting documents
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