Palau Digital Residency ID - To Request a California Marriage Certificate? (Field Report #5)
Updated: Sep 21
By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.
This article is part of our series exploring what exactly the Palau digital residency ID can be used for.
I made my fifth attempt to use the Palau digital residency ID in the week of September 18th, 2023.
I tried to use the Palau digital residency ID to obtain a California marriage certificate using the website vitalchek.com.
Explanation: To order a California marriage certificate via vitalchek, one must provide both a notarized authorization form AND a copy of government issued photo ID. I obtained the notarized authorization form and attempted to submit my Palau digital residency ID to vitalchek to fulfill the government issued photo ID request.
The California Orange County Clerk Recorder form from Vitalchek requesting Photo Identification
My submission was rejected. I attempted one more time with the same Palau digital residency ID, and my request was rejected again.