CA Health & Safety Code Section 102580

“Documentary evidence,” as used in this chapter, is defined as original or certified copies of a record that was executed at least five years prior to the date of application, and that substantiates the date and place of birth of the person whose birth is being registered; except that if the person whose birth is being registered is under 12 years of age the record shall have been executed only at least two years before the date of application. Examples of documentary evidence that shall generally be considered acceptable are hospital records of birth, baptismal certificates or other church records, school records, census records, social security records, military service records, voting registration records, birth certificate of child of person whose birth is being registered, certificates of registry of marriage, and newspaper notices of birth.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 102580’s source at ca​.gov