How to get an arizona birth certificate

how to get an arizona birth certificate

Arizona Birth Records

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

How to Get an Arizona Birth Certificate

In order to obtain a Birth Certificate in Arizona you may do it several different ways as long as you have the proper identification and documentation that is needed to obtain a copy. Only a person that is 18 years of age or older may obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate.

Arizona is a “closed record “state that means that vital records are not public record. Arizona law restricts the public‘s access to vital records to protect the confidentiality rights of the citizens of Arizona.

Only the following people can obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate in Arizona, they are:

  • Registrant (self) is able to obtain a copy of their own Birth Certificate as long as certain criteria are met.  Such as:

1. They are over 18 years of age.

2. They have submitted a signed application.

3. They provide a valid government issued identification or a notarized signature on the application.

4. They have the appropriate fee.

  • Parents of a child can receive a certified copy of a Birth Certificate as long as they meet the criteria and can provide the need material, such as
  • The Parent named on the Birth Certificate.
  • A Father who is not named on the birth certificate is eligible if he can provide a court order naming him as the father.
  • If the court order provided directs the Office of Vital Records to add the father to the child’s birth certificate, the certificate must then be amended to include the father before the certificate is issued.
  • The Parent must submit a signed application.
  • The Parent must provide a government issued identification or notarized signature on the application.
  • The Parent submits the appropriate fee.
  • A person ‘s Spouse is eligible to receive a copy of his/her spouse’s birth certificate as long as :

1. The spouse of the person can provide a notarized letter of permission signed by the registrant, if it’s not notarized then a copy of the registrant’s government issued ID must be presented along with the letter.

2. The spouse must submit verification that he/she is eligible by showing poof by having a copy of their marriage certificate, bank statement vehicle registration, and utility bill with both names on it.

3. The Spouse must submit a signed application.

4. Have a government issued ID.

5. The proper fee.

  • The Grandparent of the registrant is eligible to receive a copy of their grandchild’s birth certificate as long as they have the proper documentation and meet the criteria.
  • The grandparents must provide the birth certificate of their child. the parent who is named on the registrants birth certificate
  • If the grandparent’s child (mother or father named on the registrant’s certificate) was born in Arizona, provide the name and date of birth of that child for verification in the EBS.
  • The grandparent must submit a signed application for the birth certificate.
  • The grandparent must submit a valid government ID.
  • The grandparent must submit the proper fee for obtaining a copy.
  • An Adult Child of a registrant is eligible to receive a copy of the birth certificate along as they  :

1. The adult must be 18 years of age.

2. The adult child must

  • Produce a copy of his/her birth certificate which names the registrant as the parent of the applicant
  • If the adult child was born in Arizona. a search can be done on the EBS for the adult child’s record to verify the names on the record as the parent of the applicant

3. The adult child must submit a signed application to obtain a copy of the birth certificate.

4. The adult parent must submit a government issued ID.

5. The adult child submits the appropriate fee.

  • The Adult Brother or Sister of a registrant is also eligible to receive a copy of his/her sibling’s birth certificate if all

    the following criteria have been met.

  • The adult brother or sister must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The adult brother or sister must produce a copy of his / her birth certificate which shows at least one common parent shared by the applicant and registrant
  • If the adult brother or sister child was born in Arizona and a search can be done on the EBS for the adult brother or sister’s record to verify at least one common parent is shared by the applicant
  • The adult brother or sister must submit a signed application for a copy of the birth certificate.
  • The adult brother or sister must submit a valid government ID.
  • The adult brother or sister must also submit the proper fee for obtaining a copy.
  • A Guardian Having Legal Custody or Control of a minor Child is also eligible to receive a copy of his/her birth certificate after the criteria is met and proved.
  • The guardian must provide a copy of the Order for Permanent Guardianship of the minor registrant or provide a copy of the Order for Temporary Guardianship of the minor registrant and the applicant is filed within the timeframe of the temporary order.
  • The guardian must also submit a signed application for the birth certificate.
  • The guardian must also submit the proper fee and have a valid government ID.

Foster Parents of a minor child is also eligible to receive a copy of his/ her birth certificate. They must provide the following:

  • The Foster parent must provide a letter on letterhead from the Child Protective Services caseworker which states the child is still in the care of the foster parent, along with a photo copy of the caseworker’s government issued employee ID. The letter must state the child’s name, date of birth, and the foster parent’s name, the letter must also be signed by the caseworker, and also must be dated within the last 30 days or provide a copy of the Order for Temporary Guardianship of the minor registrant and the application is filed within the allowed timeframe of the temporary order.
  • The guardian must submit a signed application, along with a valid government issued ID and proper payment for the birth certificate.

An Attorney Representing the Registrant can also obtain a copy as long as they have a letter of request on his/her letterhead stating their professional relationship to the registrant or registrant’s parent if the registrant is a minor, signed by the attorney and containing the attorney’s bar number. The attorney must also provide documentation stating the attorney has been retained by the registrant and must also submit the appropriate fee.

An Attorney Representing the Biological Parents in an Adoption Proceeding is also eligible to receive a copy of the registrants birth pre-adoption birth certificate if all the criteria is met such as:

  • The attorney must submit a letter of request on his/her letterhead stating their professional relationship to the registrant’s parent, signed by the attorney also and containing the attorney’s bar number.
  • The attorney must also provide documentation stating the attorney has been retained by the registrant or the registrant’s parent if the registrant is a minor or the attorney can have the biological parent complete the Office of Vital Records birth application and instruct the parent to enter the attorney ‘s name and address on the application. Also the attorney must submit the proper fee.

Now that you know a bit about who can obtain a copy let me touch on a few places in Arizona that you can go to obtain a copy in person  and the fee for doing so.

The following is a list of places you can go in Arizona to obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate.

Apache County Health Department

75 W. Cleveland Street

St. Johns, Arizona, 85935

Phone (928) 337-7668

Payment options: cash or money order

Mail to: P.O. Box 697

St. Johns, AZ 85936

The fee ranges from $10.00 to $23.00

Appointment Only!

The fee ranges from $ 10.00 to $ 23.00

Source: birthrecordsbystate.com

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