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Qualified Applicant Requirements

All documents proving qualified applicant must be original documents; copies are not accepted. If you are mailing in a request, please refer to the tab entitled "Apply" for more detailed information.

Self

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification

Parent

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Parent’s name must be listed on birth certificate

Grandparent

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Must provide relationship to the grandchild such as birth certificate of mother/father of the child
  • Related parent must be listed on requested birth certificate

Spouse

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • documentation associated with the marriage such as marriage certificate

Son/Daughter

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Must provide relationship to the parent such as their birth certificate
  • Related parent must be listed on requested birth certificate

Brother/Sister

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Document that associates them to the sibling such as siblings birth certificate showing same parent

Legal Guardian

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Certified court order showing legal custody

Attorney

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Certified copy of a court issued document that establishes legal interest
  • Bar card

Proof of Eligibility

Each applicant must present a valid primary form of identification along with their application. If the applicant is unable to present a valid primary form of identification, two secondary forms of identification are required - one of which bears the applicant’s signature.

Forms of Identification

 

All applicants for certificates must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department. All documents must be verifiable. There are three categories of documents that may be presented to establish proof of identity. A copy will be made of the identification and retained with the certificate order. The acceptability of the identification presented are requirements required from the Department of Health and State Services .

Use the following links to view list acceptable IDs:  English   Spanish

Questions? (409) 938-7221, (409) 765-2595 or vitals@gchd.org