Apostille an Arizona Birth Certificate


When you need an apostille for your Arizona birth certificate, you will need a certified copy of it before getting started. From the State of Arizona themselves, here is how you obtain one if you don't already have it in your possession:


The Arizona Department of Health Services' Bureau of Vital Records no longer offers same-day certificate issuing to walk-in customers. A certified copy of a birth or death certificate can be requested via mail. If you need same-day walk-in customer assistance, go to the Office of Vital Records at your local county health department.


The Bureau of Vital Records is in charge of keeping and producing certified copies of vital records for events that happened in Arizona, such as birth, death, fetal death certificates, and certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth. In July of 1909, the Bureau of Vital Records began formally registering births and deaths. It does, however, keep a sample of Arizona individuals' delayed birth certificates (starting in 1855) and death records (starting in 1877) from other sources.


The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Vital Records provides the following specialty services by appointment only.

  • Delayed Birth Registration

  • Foreign Born Registration

  • Adoptions

  • Putative Father Registrations and Searches

  • Corrections or Amendments of records for births that occurred prior to 1997 and deaths that occurred prior to 2008

Each state keeps track of its own vital statistics. If you need a birth or death record from another state, you must contact the vital records office in that state. Arizona's Bureau of Vital Records does not have birth and death records for events that happened in other states.


Who Can Obtain a Birth Certificate?

A certified copy of a birth certificate may only be obtained by people who are 18 years old or older.


Note: If an applicant is submitting documents from another nation as proof of relationship or legal interest, certified copies of the documents must be provided. Photocopies will not be accepted. If an evidence document is not written in English, it must be supplemented by the following:

  • An English translation of the evidentiary document; and

  • A written statement signed by the translator, attesting that the translator is competent to translate the evidentiary document and that the English translation is an accurate and complete translation of the evidentiary document.

Arizona is a state with "closed records." This implies that vital records are not accessible to the general public. To preserve our people' confidentiality rights, Arizona law restricts public access to essential documents in the following ways. Only certain people are allowed to get a certified copy of a birth certificate, according to Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R9-19-210 and R9-19-211.


Apostille for an Arizona Birth Certificate

There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at jared@apostillellc.com or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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