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Processing Times

Requests for Certified Copies

The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) estimated processing times for certified copies of vital records are listed below, which may occasionally increase as the volume of requests increases. The processing time begins when CDPH-VR receives your request. County offices can sometimes process requests faster than CDPH-VR.

Requests for Amendments

CDPH-VR’s average time to process an amendment request is seventeen (17) to nineteen (19) weeks from the date the request is received. Please refer to the table below for the date CDPH-VR is currently processing. 

Type of Application Form:As of January 11, 2022*, CDPH-VR is Currently Processing Applications:
VS 21 – Adjudication of Facts of Parentage
Received August 23, 2021
VS 22 – Acknowledgment of Paternity/Parentage
Received August 23, 2021
VS 23 – Court Order Name Change
Received November 04, 2021
VS 24 – Affidavit to Amend a Record
Received September 23, 2021
VS 24C – Affidavit to Amend a Marriage Record
Received May 4, 2021
VS 44 – Court Report of Adoption
Received August 30, 2021
VS 85 – Delayed Registration of Birth
Received August 25, 2021
VS 107 – Supplemental Name Report – Birth Received October 08, 2021
VS 108 – Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth
Received October 14, 2021
VS 109 – Court Order Delayed Registration of Death
Received November 04, 2021
VS 105 – Court Order Delayed Registration of Fetal Death
Received November 30, 2021
VS 122 – Court Order Delayed Registration of Marriage
Received October 18, 2021

*updated weekly

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