Sample Cover Letter For Good Conduct Certificate From Puerto

Puerto Rico's New Birth Certificate Law

Puerto Rico to Cancel Birth Certificates Issued Before July 1, 2010

Special Note: Effective July 1, 2010, Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates dated before July 1, 2010, need to be replaced by October 30, 2010.

Under a new law in Puerto Rico, all Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates dated before July 1, 2010, will be cancelled as of October 30, 2010, so that new, more secure certificates can be re-issued. Until that date, all birth certificates will remain valid.

This new law is based on collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address the fraudulent use of Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates. They have been used illegally to obtain U.S. passports, Social Security benefits and other federal services.  The government of Puerto Rico has enacted the new law to combat fraud and protect the identity and credit of all people born in Puerto Rico.


Obtaining a Birth Certificate

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. Processing and shipping fees apply. To apply through this method please call:(866) 842-6765.

Only people who have a specific need for their birth certificate for official purposes should request a new birth certificate on or after July 1, 2010, which is when the Government of Puerto Rico plans to begin issuing the new birth certificates.

If you plan to access services with a state or federal agency, check first on whether a new birth certificate is needed for any identification purposes.  Please consult for contact information the State of Connecticut web site  for a listing of state agencies and the United States Government for federal agencies. 

Those Puerto Rican-born and living in the states will be able to request and receive their new birth certificates through a simple process by mail.  The fee is $5, but will be waived for people over 60 and veterans.


Puerto Rico Birth Certificate Fact Sheet/FAQ's on How to Obtain a New Birth Certificate (
Please note: Fact sheet may not include recent change by Puerto Rico authorities to extend the cancelation date to October 30 for all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010. )

Fact sheet/ FAQ's (English)

Fact Sheet/ FAQ's (Spanish)


Birth Certificate Request Form

Application for Puerto Rican Birth Certificate (English)

Application for Puerto Rican Birth Certificate (Spanish)

Online applications


For further Information

Government of Puerto Rico (Spanish)


Specific Information You Should Know From Connecticut State Agencies

  • Department of Motor Vehicles Licensing and Identification
    Anyone born in Puerto Rico born before July 1, 2010, will need a new birth certificate,  if they don't have a valid passport, to conduct the following transactions:        
     - New Driver's License          
    - Transfer of Driver's License from another state          
    - New Identification Card         
    - Learner's Permit

New birth certificates will not be needed to renew a valid driver's license or identity card at this time. Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged license or identity card generally does not require that you show a birth certificate, providing DMV has your photo on file. 

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS

TOURIST VISA

  • Submit your signed passport having two (2) completely blank “visa” pages and 6 months validity beyond the travel dates. If you need help securing, renewing or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 1-800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
  • Visa Application form, fully completed, printed and signed.
  • 1 Recent Professional Passport-type photograph.
  • Clear copy of Driver’s License or government ID in each traveler’s name as proof of residence.
  • Original Yellow Fever Certificate is required.
  • For Residents of NY, FL and Washington D.C, must provide Good Conduct Certificate or Police Record from local Police Department.
  • Copy of return or onward tickets or travel agency/airline itinerary in each traveler’s name.
  • A copy of your hotel confirmation or letter of invitation from friends or relatives in Bolivia.
    A letter of invitation must indicate host address.
  • A copy of the most recent bank statement.


BUSINESS VISA

  • Submit your signed passport having two (2) completely blank “visa” pages and 6 months validity beyond the travel dates. If you need help securing, renewing or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 1-800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
  • Visa Application Form, fully completed and signed.
  • 1 Recent Professional Passport-type photograph.
  • Clear copy of Driver’s License or government ID in each traveler’s name as proof of residence.
  • Original Yellow Fever Certificate is required.
  • For Residents of NY, FL and Washington D.C, must provide Good Conduct Certificate or Police Record from local Police Department.Copy of return or onward tickets or travel agency/airline itinerary
  • Order formClick HERE to download the order form.
  • A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to: Embassy of Bolivia, Visa Section, Washington D.C.

The letter must explain all of the following:

  • The purpose of travel
  • Business reference to be visited in Bolivia
  • Guarantee financial support for the applicant while in Bolivia
  • Return transportation to the U.S.A

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Processing Instructions – Please forward the completed requirements detailed above to:

Generations Visa Service
2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 226
Washington D.C. 20007

FEES:

GVS Service Fee:

$69.00 per visa (30 days or more); add $45.00 per person for expedited service within 21 days, add $65.00 per person for expedited service within 14 days. Please contact us for processing fees and instructions within 7 days.

Consular Fee:

$165.00 per visa, tourist visa multiple entries valid for 5 years

$90.00 per visa, business visa single entries valid for 3 months

Note: All consular fees above include a $5 money order fee.

Return Postage

Continental USA Only:
$34.00 FedEx Letter (Next Business Day – up to three passports)
$24.00 Fedex 2nd Business Day
$55.00 Fedex Letter (Saturday Delivery)

Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI –
Add $35.00 to the shipping fee chosen above

For International Shipping costs please contact GenVisa

Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued. GVS can assist with obtaining U.S. Passports, whether new issue or renewal.

Special requirements exist for U.S. Official and Diplomatic passport holders.

Send ALL the requirements above (and a check payable to Generations Visa) via traceable form of mail to the Generations Visa office immediately. GVS will hand-carry your application to the Embassy if applicable. Please allow at least 14 business days of processing time.

Disclaimer: GVS acts only as an agent. It is the traveler’s responsibility to fully and accurately complete the application. GVS cannot be held responsible for any delays or loss of passports when not in the actual possession of GVS.

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