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Vital Statistics Qualified Applicants

A properly qualified/registrant will need to establish their relationship to the vital document. 

Properly qualified applicant and Registrant are defined as: 
(21)Properly qualified applicant (qualified applicant)--The registrant, or immediate family member either by blood, marriage or adoption, his or her guardian, or his or her legal agent or representative. 
Local, state and federal law enforcement or governmental agencies and other persons may be designated as properly qualified applicants by demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record when the information in the record is necessary to implement a statutory provision or to protect a personal legal property right. 
A properly qualified applicant may also be a person who has submitted an application for a request to release personal information and has been approved as outlined in §181.11 of this title (relating to Requests for Personal Data). 
(22)Registrant--The individual named on the certificate of birth, death, or fetal death

[25 TAC§181.1(21-22)]

Qualified Applicant/Qualification Requirements: 

A qualified immediate family member is a qualified applicant to receive a certified copy.
Immediate family member (by blood or marriage) is defined as:

o    Self    Valid State ID or Driver's License
o    Mother    Valid State ID or Driver's License (Must be listed on record; if not listed, provide an Original Court Order stating relationship)
o    Father     Valid State ID or Driver's License  (Must be listed on record; if not listed, provide an Original Court Order stating relationship)
o    Grandmother    Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Original Birth Certificate of the parent of child 
o    Grandfather    Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Original Birth Certificate of the parent of child 
o    Sister    Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Self-Original Birth Certificate 
o    Brother      Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Self-Original Birth Certificate 
o    Wife    Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Original Marriage License
o    Husband    Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Original Marriage License
o    Legal Guardian/
        Legal Representative
   Valid State ID or Driver's License plus Original Court Order stating relationship
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