Puerto Rico New Birth Certificate Information -
The new law (Law 191 of 2009) from
the government of Puerto Rico
regulates the issuance and usage of birth certificates to prevent fraud
and protect the identity and the credit of Puerto Rico citizens.
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommended the law to prevent frauds involved with Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates. They will prevent bad use to obtain U.S. passports, Social Security benefits, and other federal services. |
All Puerto Rico birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010, are invalidad.
The new certificates includes additional secure measures to prevent invalid use in copy or alterations.
Puerto Rican-born living in the states can request and receive their new birth certificates by mail.
The fee is $5. It is waived for people over 60 with no restriction of place of resident and only veterans residents on P.R.