An individual who has filed a complete application for a copy of a vital record can authorize another person to pick up the record on his or her behalf.  To do so, the applicant should sign a notarized letter, stating the name of the person listed on the vital record and the name of the individual who is picking up the record.   The individual picking up the record must present this letter along with their own acceptable identification.

DOCUMENTARY PROOF:

You must establish your relationship to the subject of a vital record, pursuant to regulations established by the NJ State Registrar and Governor’s Executive Order, to obtain a vital record.  

You must show documentation, in addition to your photo drivers license. The chart below explains who is eligible and the documentary proof to establish that eligibility.  Please bring certified copies with a raised seal.   

IF YOU ARE THE:        YOU MUST PRESENT:

CHILD                           Your birth certificate with your parents names showing;   
If married, your marriage license,  to
address name change

 

GRAND-CHILD            Your  birth certificate with parents names showing 
                                      Your parents’ birth/death certificates with their parents (your grand-parents)  names  showing; 
                                      Your marriage license,  if married,
                                      to show change of your name.

CURRENT
 SPOUSE                       Your marriage license  

 

SIBLING                       Your  birth certificate with parents names showing; 
                                      Your marriage license if you are married,
                                      To show change of your name.

 

EX-SPOUSE                  Not entitled unless  you are obtaining it on behalf of a minor child -  
                                      Minor  child’s  birth certificate with the  parents names showing **
                                      ** If you remarried, you must  bring your current marriage license to address the name changes.  

EXECUTOR  OF
THE ESTATE                 Valid Surrogates Certificate      
                                      With an  original signature and seal  

STEP-CHILD                NOT ENTITLED

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