Middlesex County Clerk Reminds Residents About Puerto Rico’s New Birth Certificate Law

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn is reminding residents of Puerto Rico’s new birth certificate law that was recently enacted, although has been extended through Oct, 30, 2010.

“The Government of Puerto Rico has enacted the law aiming at strengthening the issuance and usage of birth certificates to protect the credit and identity of all people born in Puerto Rico”, said Flynn.

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There has been a very high fraudulent use of Puerto Rico issued birth certificates, and Flynn said she wants to remind the residents to replace their old certificates, especially those who intend to apply for a US passport in her office.

“It is not necessary for people to rush to get the new certificates,” Flynn said, but added “only those people who have a specific need for the certificate for official purposes need request a new birth certificate as soon as possible”.

Those wishing to apply for the new certificates may do so online at www.vitalchek.com or by phone through VitalChek’s 24/7 bilingual call center at 1-866-842-6765.


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