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NC Vital Records: General Issuance Status Request Form

Important Note Regarding General Issuance (Regular) Certificate Status Inquiries

Please refer to the estimated shipping and processing dates page before submitting a status inquiry form. It provides order processing dates based on order type and is typically updated at the end of each week.

The form below should only be used for general issuance (regular) certificate requests that don't involve any changes (birth, death, marriage, and divorce). Do not use the general issuance inquiry form for special registrations / amendments, such as birth or death certificate amendments, adoptions, paternities (including affidavits of parentage / AOPs), legitimations, court-ordered name changes, or delayed registration of birth.

For general issuance (regular) certificates request inquiries (i.e., birth, death, marriage, and divorce, not amendments), complete and submit the form below to initiate the process of checking the status of your request. Note: Due to privacy, the response will include limited information related to the request status.

An asterisk indicates the field is required. Required fields are necessary to research your request.

1. Event Details

  • The registrant is a person recorded on the event certificate. In the case of a recent birth, the registrant would be the newborn child.
  • For a marriage or divorce certificate status request, we need only one registrant name in combination with the other information. However, if you are the applicant, listing the other person as the registrant is suggested.

2. Application and Order Details

  • The applicant is the person who submitted/signed the application for the event certificate.
  • If the exact "Date of Certificate Request" is unknown, provide your best estimate. It is an optional field.
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3. Contact Details

Indicate whether you prefer to be contacted by email or phone regarding your request status. Email is suggested. One or the other is required. If you submitted contact information with your original application request, use the same email address or phone number.


Last Modified: July 25, 2022