Birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010 valid through October 30, 2010
Birth certificates issued by the Puerto Rico Department of Health before July 1, 2010 will be invalidated under a new law passed by the government of Puerto Rico to combat fraud and protect the identity and credit of all persons born in Puerto Rico.
As of October 31, 2010, the MVC no longer accepts Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010 as proof of identification. New, more secure certificates are available online at pr.gov or by mail.
If you were born in 1965 or later, you can still use your certified Jersey City/Hudson County birth certificate to renew your license. More detailed information is available here. You may also call the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry at 609-292-4087.
If you were born in 1965 or later, you have two options:
All documents must be original or certified copies and have the required municipal and/or State seals. To obtain certified copies of New Jersey records, contact the municipality that originally issued the document and/or contact the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry by visiting www.nj.gov/health/vital or by calling 609-292-4087.
If you do not have your original civil identification documents or certified copies you need to pass the 6 Points of ID verification process, there are numerous ways for you to obtain them. Some requests can take six to eight weeks or longer to complete so please plan accordingly. Here is how to obtain civil marriage certificates and birth certificates:
If you were born in New Jersey, you have three options:
If you are a US Citizen born or married outside of New Jersey, contact the municipality in the state you were born.
If you were born outside the US, contact the U.S Department of State.
You may need more than a marriage certificate to verify your name change! Please check the Names Must Match page to ensure your documents will work for REAL ID.
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