Electronic versions of Arizona Birth Certificates for the years 1950-1988 may contain partial information from what was documented on the original paper certificate. This electronic version is 100% legal and is accepted for school registrations, driver’s license, state I.D.’s, benefits enrollment and for most court order requests and filings. You have the option to purchase a certified copy of this electronic record and will be asked to acknowledge this choice on the application. The State of Arizona began electronically imaging certain fields contained on the original paper record when the birth registry was automated in the late 1980’s. Capturing the complete record and making it available for purchase is an ongoing project. If you are applying for a U.S. Passport or wish to have a certified copy of the original paper certificate, you may also apply to the State Office of Vital Records and purchase a copy of the original record.
VitalChek is your direct connection to order certified copies of Arizona vital records (with government seal) for your immediate family - order online and receive them by express mail. VitalChek is an independent vendor and not a program of the Pima County Health Department. To obtain information and instructions for ordering Arizona vital records on VitalChek: Visit the Arizona VitalChek website.
If applying IN PERSON, applicant must show one of the valid, government-issued, photo IDs listed below. If applying BY MAIL or ONLINE through VitalChek, submit a valid, notarized signature on your application or a copy of one of the valid, government-issued, photo IDs listed below.
Valid Government Issued Identification with Picture and Signature:
Note: Expired, cracked, broken, taped or faded identification cannot be accepted.
For proof of identity, please see Identification Requirements.
Please be aware that hospital copies or uncertified birth certificates cannot be accepted.
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