You can order a birth certificate by completing and mailing an application to the Puerto Rico Vital Statistics Record Office. You must include with your application a photocopy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.
How do you get your birth certificate from Puerto Rico?
- Contact your local registrant office. If you live in Puerto Rico, you can also request a copy of your birth certificate by visiting the registrant’s office nearest you. The central office is in San Juan, but there are branch offices throughout Puerto Rico.
How long does it take to get a birth certificate from Puerto Rico?
Total Processing Time: Approximately 3-5 business days + shipping time.
Is a Puerto Rico birth certificate considered a US birth certificate?
Only Puerto Rican birth certificates issued on or after July 1, 2010 are accepted as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship.
Can I get my US birth certificate online?
In the U.S., state, county or city governments, depending on location, usually hold such records. There are also fee-based on-line services to help obtain records: www.Vitalchek.com (0800-255-2414), which allows you to request birth, death and marriage certifications online, by phone, or by fax.
How much does VitalChek charge for a birth certificate?
Unlike most other services advertising online vital record ordering on the internet, VitalChek sets our pricing guidelines in conjunction with the government agency, so you pay only the actual cost of the document (ranging from $2 – $50 for the agency) plus a minimal VitalChek processing fee ranging from $2 – $16, and
Do birth certificates expire in Puerto Rico?
Birth certificates don’t usually come with an expiration date, but if you were born in Puerto Rico, yours does: July 1st, 2010. After that date, all Puerto Rican birth certificates will be invalidated, per a law passed in Puerto Rico in January.
Where is the document number on a Puerto Rico birth certificate?
In all birth certificates issued in the United States of America, the birth certificate identification number is located in the upper right corner of the certificate copy.
What is the fastest way to get a birth certificate from Puerto Rico?
The Government of Puerto Rico has partnered with document provider VitalChek to provide an expedited method for ordering new birth certificates. To apply through this method please visit: www.vitalchek.com. Vital Check also offers a bilingual call center available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Can I use my Puerto Rican birth certificate?
U.S. Department of State Only Puerto Rican birth certificates issued on or after July 1, 2010 will be accepted as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship. The requirement does not affect Puerto Ricans who already hold a valid U.S. passport.
Do you need a birth certificate to go to Puerto Rico?
Visitors from any other outside country or territory must provide a valid passport upon entering Puerto Rico. US citizens do need to provide some kind of proof of identification such as: a valid driver’s license or birth certificate. When traveling in Puerto Rico, a good travel insurance policy is highly recommended.
Can I get a birth certificate same day?
Getting your birth certificate in person States such as Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, amongst others, offer same-day walk-in birth certificate issuance.
What do I need to get a birth certificate for my child?
While filling out the paperwork for your child’s birth certificate, both parents will have to provide information such as Social Security numbers, full name, maiden name, and supply proof of identification — as well as include a mailing address (so bring your driver’s license or passport to the hospital with you!).