Does it matter how I sign my
name on the Designation To
Obtain a Vital Record form?
Yes, it matters a lot.
You must sign your legal name on the Designation To Obtain a Vital Record form EXACTLY how you signed your name on the ID photocopy that you email or mail us which is required by the State of Texas to verify your identity.
This means however you signed your name (how it looks) on your driver’s license, passport, state identification card, or military ID card that is EXACTLY how your signature must look on the Designation To Obtain a Vital Record form that you must sign in front of a U.S notary.
If you don’t do this Texas Vital Record will reject your application because they think your signature discrepancy is a forgery and not you.
If Texas Vital Statistics rejects your application because of your signature error you will have to send us a new resigned and notarized Designation To Obtain a Vital Record form as well as pay our full services fees for a second time.
With that said please make sure you look at the signature of whatever ID you email or mail to use for verification purposes and then sign the Designation To Obtain a Vital Record exactly the same way.
You cannot use a non-U.S notary public but you can hire a USA online/virtual/e-notary to electronically notarize the Designation To Obtain a Vital Record form. If you use an e-notary you can then email the form to us and avoid the time, money, and hassle of having to mail the original form to us.
Below is an example of an application rejection checklist letter that Texas Vital Statistics will issue us after they have rejected your application because your signature on the Designation To Obtain a Vital Record form did not match how you signed your name on the ID you used to verify your identity.
(No Signature Match On ID)