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Important issues concerning vital statistics partners.

Bank Note Security Paper

  • Updates on bank note security paper for local registrar offices.

The TxMOVE Project

  • Information on the Texas Monitoring of Vital Events Project.

Rider 72 Policy Concerning Criminal Background Checks

  • A new policy requires that all individuals who can register a birth record or interact with the birth record information system undergo a criminal history background check.

The TxEVER Project

  • Information on the upcoming Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar system.

Changes to Marriage Applications

  • Additions to marriage applications, and standardization of the absent applicant affidavit, to meet new legislation requirements.

Birth Certificate for Election Identification

  • New rules waiving the fees charged for a birth certificate to obtain Election Identification Certificates.

    NAPHSIS Passport Requirements

    • Requiring passport applicants to submit a photocopy of their birth certificate for Passport Services's records.


    Last updated October 18, 2019