A birth certificate may be ordered using a credit or debit card through Puerto Rico's official government website or VitalChek. Each copy is priced at $13.40. It costs $18 to get it sent by express mail. Visit VitalChek's website. The site provides information on how to order birth certificates as well as other vital records.
Puerto Rico issued its first birth certificate in 1912. Back then, they only covered white males born here in Puerto Rico. In 1964, they began issuing birth certificates for black babies too. Today, almost everything about a person is recorded on their birth certificate: name, date of birth, gender, race, place of birth, parents' names, if they had any previous children, medical conditions, weight, height, eyesight tests, hearing tests, blood samples, and more.
People usually need to show their birth certificate when applying for a passport, getting a driver's license, voting, or registering with Social Security. If you don't have one yet, you can still apply for one online or at a county clerk's office. But make sure to bring proof that you have lived in Puerto Rico for at least six months next to your application. That means either a valid driver's license or ID card, an approved personal identification document, such as a passport, or an original or certified copy of your birth certificate.
The Puerto Rican government has teamed with document vendor VitalChek to enable a faster way to get new birth certificates. To apply through this technique, go to www.vitalchek.com. Vital Check also has a multilingual contact center that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The telephone number for the Puerto Rican office is 1-800-522-4777.
Proof of identification must be shown at the consulate in order to acquire a certified copy of a birth certificate. In addition, if the person has a Clave Unica de Registro de Poblacion (CURP), the consulate seeks it. A fee of $13 will be charged for each certified copy. The CURP is issued by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) and can be obtained by contacting the consulate directly or through any Mexican federal agency. An application for a CURP must include: a photo, personal information, proof of identity (such as a passport or driver's license), and $68.
In addition to these requirements, you may also be asked to provide an original birth certificate from the country where the birth occurred. If so, you will need to contact that government office to see if a digital version of the document can be provided.
It is important to remember that not all countries issue certified copies of birth certificates. Some countries only provide official documents that prove a person was born there; they do not prove how or when the person was born-only that he or she was born on such and such date and place. Others may provide certified copies but charge a large fee for them. Before traveling to Mexico, check what type of document it needs to verify nationality status.
The cost of a birth certificate is $14 per copy. Shipping is included in the price. You will be charged an additional service fee of up to $0.25 + 2.15 percent. The service fee is automatically added to your bill unless you ask us not to charge it to your account.
Proof of birth (a birth certificate) is required by many organizations when someone wants to prove their age or that they have met other specific criteria. For example, some employers require their employees to show they are over 18 years old by providing proof of birthdate.
Generally, people were given out birth certificates when they applied for a driver's license or ID card. However, if you failed to receive a certificate, then you should contact the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) directly because there may be something wrong with your record.
Additionally, if you need to file an official document like a tax return or job application containing your date of birth, you will also need a birth certificate.
People can request more than one copy of the birth certificate. Each additional copy costs $7.
Under certain circumstances, a person may be granted a free birth certificate. These include being either a resident of Massachusetts for at least five years prior to applying or having lived in the country illegally.
A copy of a birth or death certificate costs $25 to get. A birth certificate costs $25. Birth certificates are issued three weeks after the infant is born. This is a method in which a guy admits that he is the biological father of a kid. The process of doing this is called paternity testing. A paternity test determines whether or not you are the dad of a child. If you want to find out for sure whether you are the father of a baby, have your partner take a pregnancy test.
If your partner does not want to take a test or cannot afford it, ask someone who knows both of you well (like a parent or sibling) to act as a go-between and tell you either way. If they can't do this, then there's no way for you to know for sure unless you take a test yourself. Your partner could be lying about being pregnant so she would never let you know the truth even if you asked her directly.
In some states, including Georgia, you can also ask to see your birth certificate when you apply for a driver's license or ID card. Some counties may charge an additional fee for photocopies but most offices will send one out free of charge.
Photocopies of birth certificates are useful for verifying age, identity, and date of birth. They are required by some schools and employers to verify eligibility for certain jobs.
Obtain a Copy of Your Birth Certificate
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This is a certified copy of a birth certificate that may be used for travel, passports, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's licenses, school registration, personal identity, and other legal purposes. Birth certificates are available for events that took place in Puerto Rico between July 1931 to the present. For earlier events, please see our collection of census records.
The form is printed in both English and Spanish; if you don't understand English, find someone who does to help you fill it out.
You must appear in person to apply for your birth certificate. If you give an address outside of Puerto Rico, we will mail your certificate to this address. It is recommended that you bring two forms of identification, such as a driver's license or passport, when visiting the office.
People often use their birth certificate to prove their identity when they change their name, get married, or apply for any other legal document.
Your Puerto Rico birth certificate can also be used as evidence of birth-related information, such as age and gender. This document is useful for establishing identity and eligibility for various services.
Not all agencies require a birth certificate to verify identity. Your local government agency can tell you what type of documentation they need to verify your identity.
If you have lost your birth certificate, you can still apply for a replacement.