Delayed Certificate of Birth Program

A Delayed Birth Certificate Program is Available to Qualifying Pascua Yaqui Tribal Members born in the State of Arizona before 1970. The Enrollment Department is authorized to obtain delayed birth certificates, in accordance with the Arizona Revised Statue, on behalf of Pascua Yaqui Tribal Members from the Arizona State Registrar of Vital Records.

In accordance with SB 1393 Delayed Birth Certificates for Native Americans, The Enrollment Department shall submit to the state registrar information and evidentiary documents that support the creation and registration of a delayed birth certificate on behalf of a tribal member.

The Enrollment Department shall assist tribal members with this process, and to the extent that the tribal budget allows, the cost of obtaining a delayed birth certificate for elders shall be covered by the tribe.


  • Must be a Pascua Yaqui Tribal Member born in Arizona before 1970 and whose birth was not registered within one year after the date of birth and who is living.
  • Must have proof of a “Certificate of No Birth Record”.
  • Must provide documentation that establishes the following birth facts:
    • Full Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Place of Birth
    • Name of Birth Parents

*Existing tribal enrollment records and documents will be verified and may be used. In this process the Enrollment Department may also assist in obtaining a “Certificate of No Birth Record”.

Examples of Supporting Documents:

  • Church Documentation
  • Medical Records
  • Marriage License
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribal Identification Card
  • Pascua Yaqui Enhanced Tribal
  • Census Records
  • School Records (Example: Official transcripts)
  • Military Documents (Example: DD-214)
  • Newspaper birth announcement

For questions or assistance contact the Enrollment Department at (520) 879.6242.