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Question: What if I [the mother] am the only one on the birth certificate? Then does the father have to sign it?
Simply put, Arizona law does not require a father to sign a birth certificate. “The state registrar shall not refuse to register a birth certificate because the birth certificate does not include the name of the father.” ARS 36-334.
If desired, a father may be added to the birth certificate through a court order to amend a birth certificate. Please refer to ARS 36-337 (4) for the steps involved in this process. For more information on birth certificates, please refer to Title 36, Chapter 3, Article 3 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
What if I [the mother] am the only one on the birth certificate? Then does the father have to sign it?
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