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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. 

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