Vital Records

The state of New Jersey features an Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, which is in charge of keeping track of a variety of vital records. They keep records of birth, marriage and death, but that is not where their jurisdiction ends. They also monitor domestic partnership records as well as those of civil unions, adoptions - both foreign and domestic - and certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth. Many of the documents associated with these subjects are vital when you apply for your driver's license, especially records such as your birth certificate and passport. They must be presented once you have passed your examination in order to get the actual ID.