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What documents can I use to verify citizenship?

When you apply through Maryland Health Connection, you may be requested to provide documentation to verify information you provided in your application.

The following types of documents are accepted for verification of citizenship. Other verification documents may be accepted if you do not have the specific type listed here:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Native American tribal documents (e.g. Tribal Enrollment Card, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal Census document, or documents on tribal letterhead signed by the tribal official)

OR one of the documents below, which must also be accompanied by proof of identity:

  • U.S. Public Birth Certificate
  • Certification of Report of Birth
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
  • Certification of Birth
  • U.S. Citizen ID Card
  • Northern Marianas ID Card
  • Adoption Papers showing the person’s name and U.S. place of birth
  • Evidence of U.S. Civil Service employment before June 1, 1976
  • U.S. Military Record showing U.S. place of birth
  • U.S. Medical Record showing U.S. place of birth
  • U.S. life, health or other insurance record showing U.S. place of birth
  • Religious record showing U.S. place of birth recorded in the U.S.
  • School record showing the child’s name and U.S. place of birth
  • Federal or State census record showing U.S. citizenship or U.S. place of birth
  • Documentation that a child meets the requirements of Section 101 of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (8 U.S.C. 1431)
How do I provide my documents?
  1. Log into your online account at MarylandHealthConnection.gov and upload documents using the link in “My Inbox.” Get uploading tips here.
  2. Download our free mobile app (Enroll MHC) to submit documents using the camera of your mobile device (iOS or Android)
  3. If you are unable to submit documents online, you may mail them to Maryland Health Connection, P.O. Box 857, Lanham, MD 20703.