Is the certificate I order from VitalChek a certified copy?

Yes, unless you specifically choose “informational” or “souvenir/heirloom” copy, the certificate you order will be a government-issued, official, certified document.

As a certified copy, certificates will include a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or “watermark” seal (depending upon the state regulations), the registrar’s signature and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

Certified copies are generally acceptable for most legal purposes including proof of citizenship, obtaining a passport, driver’s license renewal, etc.