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VITAL RECORDS

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Birth

A Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth VS 108 (PDF) form is utilized when:

  • A birth record is not on file with the State Registrar
  • Registering a California birth that was never registered
  • Proper evidence and affidavits to register a Delayed Registration of Birth are not available


You may not have to go to court if:


For further information please see the informational pamphlet for Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF) and the sample (PDF) form.


Supporting Documents

Supporting documents are used to support the information being amended.  Required documents include certified copies of the following:

  • Order Establishing Fact of Birth (top of VS 108 form)
  • Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (bottom of VS 108 form)

A certified court order is a required when submitting a Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth.


Certified Court Order

A “certified” copy of the court order must be a copy of the order that was originally prepared by the court and signed by the judge.  It cannot be an original printout.  The photocopy you receive from the court must have all of the following:

  • An original court seal
  • A signature (or signature stamp) of the judge
  • An original signature (or signature stamp) of the court clerk


Amendment Fees

  • Court Order Delayed Registration of Births require a twenty-three dollar ($23) registration fee, which includes a certified copy of the birth certificate
  • Additional copies are twenty-five dollars ($25) each


Processing Times

CDPH-VR processing times may occasionally increase as do the volume of requests.

Currently Court Order Delayed Registration of Births are processed within six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date CDPH-VR receives the request.


Helpful Tips

  • Complete all documents in black ink
  • No erasures, alterations or whiteouts are allowed on the form once it has been certified
  • This form will assist in creating the new birth certificate


Helpful Links

Informational Pamphlet Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)

Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth VS 108 (PDF) form and sample (PDF) form


Other Types of Amendment Forms

Birth pamphlet/form/checklist

Court Order Name Change pamphlet/form/checklist

New Birth Certificate After Sex Change Reassignment pamphlet/form/checklist

Correcting a Sex Field Error pamphlet/form/checklist

Marriage Certificates pamphlet/form/sample/checklist

Adoption Process pamphlet/form/sample/checklist

Adjudication of Facts of Parentage pamphlet/form/sample/checklist

Acknowledgement of Paternity pamphlet/form/sample/checklist

Death and Fetal Death pamphlet/form/sample/checklist

Delayed Registration of Birth pamphlet/form/checklist

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Marriage pamphlet/form/sample

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Death pamphlet/form/sample

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Fetal Death pamphlet/form

Supplemental Name Report – Birth pamphlet/form/checklist

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