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Puerto Rico

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $5.00 first copy; $4.00 each additional copy requested on the same application.  Registrants over 60 years of age and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces can obtain copies of their birth records free of charge. Maximum three (3) copies per registrant per year.

Address - All mail-in applications must be sent to:
Department of Health
Demographic Registry
P.O. Box 11854
Fernandez Juncos Station
San Juan, PR 00910

If using an Express Service (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS Express or Priority Mail), applications must be sent to the following PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Department of Health
Demographic Registry
414 Barbosa Avenue
Lincoln Building
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925

Remarks: The Central Office of the Demographic Registry has records pertaining to all citizens born as of June 22, 1931. Copies of earlier records may be obtained by writing to the Local Registrar’s Office in the municipality where the event occurred. Payment method via money orders, which should be made payable to the Secretary of Treasury. Neither cash, personal nor bank checks are accepted. To verify the current fees, the telephone number is 787-765-2929 Ext. 6131. All applications must be accompanied by a legible photocopy of a valid form of identification (driver’s license, Passport, or a government emitted ID). Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 or Veterans Affairs Identification card to receive benefits. Applicants must considered to be an interested party established by law, which are: the proper registrant, mother/father, children over 18 years of age, legal custodian, legal representatives or heirs if existent.

 

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $5.00 first copy; $4.00 each additional copy requested on the same application.  Beneficiaries of a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces can obtain copies of their death records free of charge (widow or children under 21 years of age).

Address - All mail-in applications must be sent to:
Department of Health
Demographic Registry
P.O. Box 11854
Fernandez Juncos Station
San Juan, PR 00910

If using an Express Service (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS Express or Priority Mail), applications must be sent to the following PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Department of Health
Demographic Registry
414 Barbosa Avenue
Lincoln Building
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925

Remarks:The Central Office of the Demographic Registry has records pertaining to all citizens deceased as of June 22, 1931.  Copies of earlier records may be obtained by writing to the Local Registrar’s Office in the municipality where the event occurred.  Payment method via money orders, which should be made payable to the Secretary of Treasury. Neither cash, personal nor bank checks are accepted.  To verify the current fees, the telephone number is 787-765-2929 Ext. 6131.  All applications must be accompanied by a legible photocopy of a valid form of identification (driver’s license, Passport, or a government emitted ID).  Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 or Veterans Affairs Identification card to receive benefits.  Applicants must considered to be an interested party established by law, which are: widow(er), mother/father, children over 18 years of age, legal custodian, legal representatives or heirs if existent.

 

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage

Cost of copy: $5.00 first copy; $4.00 each additional copy requested on the same application.  Registrants over 60 years of age and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces can obtain copies of their marriage records free of charge.

Address - All mail-in applications must be sent to:
Department of Health
Demographic Registry
P.O. Box 11854
Fernandez Juncos Station
San Juan, PR 00910

If using an Express Service (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS Express or Priority Mail), applications must be sent to the following PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Department of Health
Demographic Registry
414 Barbosa Avenue
Lincoln Building
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925

Remarks:The Central Office of the Demographic Registry has records pertaining to all citizens married as of June 22, 1931.  Copies of earlier records may be obtained by writing to the Local Registrar’s Office in the municipality where the event occurred.  In the case where a marriage record isn’t registered, a negative certification of marriage will be issued for the same cost.  Payment method via money orders, which should be made payable to the Secretary of Treasury. Neither cash, personal nor bank checks are accepted.  To verify the current fees, the telephone number is 787-765-2929 Ext. 6131.  All applications must be accompanied by a legible photocopy of a valid form of identification (driver’s license, Passport, or a government emitted ID).  Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 or Veterans Affairs Identification card to receive benefits.  Applicants must considered to be an interested party established by law, which are: the proper registrant, mother/father, children over 18 years of age, legal custodian, legal representatives or heirs if existent.

 

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce (Cancelled Marriage Certificate)

Cost of copy: $5.00 for each copy requested

Address - All mail-in applications must be sent to:
Department of Health
Demographic Registry
P.O. Box 11854
Fernandez Juncos Station
San Juan, PR 00910

If using an Express Service (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS Express or Priority Mail), applications must be sent to the following PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Department of Health
Demographic Registry
414 Barbosa Avenue
Lincoln Building
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925

Remarks: The Central Office of the Demographic Registry has records pertaining to divorces registered as of 1941.  Divorce certifications are NOT actual divorce decrees but an abstract of the information provided on the final court resolution, submitted to our agency for official use only.  Availability varies; not all divorce decrees are submitted to the Demographic Registry.  In the case where a divorce decree does not appear registered in our agency, a negative certification of divorce will be issued for the same cost.  Payment method via money orders, which should be made payable to the Secretary of Treasury. Neither cash, personal nor bank checks are accepted.  To verify the current fees, the telephone number is 787-765-2929 Ext. 6131.  All applications must be accompanied by a legible photocopy of a valid form of identification (driver’s license, Passport, or a government emitted ID).


Event: Divorce (court)

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Superior Court where divorce was granted.

 

 
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