(a) An application may be filed with the Registrar of Vital Statistics for the delayed registration of birth of any person born in this territory whose birth is not registered. Such application may be made only by the person whose birth is sought to be registered if he is 18 years of age or over at the time of filing the application. If the person whose birth is sought to be registered is under 18 years of age at the time of filing the application, the application may be made only by his mother, father, guardian, or matai.
(b) The application shall be made on the forms prescribed and furnished by the Registrar of Vital Statistics and shall contain such information and be accompanied by such affidavits and documentary evidence as required to enable the Registrar to determine whether such birth did in fact occur at the place and date alleged. The application and the birth certificate, if issued, shall contain the fingerprints of the applicant if the applicant is over 18 years of age, signed photographs of a size and type substantially similar to that required for U.S. passports shall be attached. One shall remain with the application and one shall be attached to the birth certificate so as to aid in identification of bearer.History: 1968, 10-55; amd 1979, PL 16-25 § 1.
Amendments: 1979 Subsection (b): added second and third sentences relating to fingerprints and photos.