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Jamaica’s Registrar General’s Department to Embark on Outreach to New York and Florida

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The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in Jamaica has announced that it will embark on a Jamaica Diaspora Outreach to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from March 10-15, 2014 and to South Florida March 17-20, 2014.  The Agency’s visit will facilitate applications for the Agency’s services including certificates for birth, death and marriage; Genealogical Research (‘Family Tree’ service), Registry Wedding and Record Updating which includes Correction of Errors, Late Registration, Addition of Father’s Particulars and Late Entry of Name.  Vital information on products and procedures will also be disseminated and all relevant concerns that persons may have will be addressed.
Mrs. Deirdre English Gosse, Chief Executive Officer of the RGD who will be a part of the outreach team states that “while the RGD offers service to the Jamaican Diaspora via its website the outreach team is looking forward to offering an even more personable service to its overseas customers and facilitating a greater level of interaction that distance does not normally facilitate.”  The list of venues from which the Agency will operate in the United States and cost of its services are listed on the Agency’s website (www.rgd.gov.jm). Payment will only be accepted in the form of cash (United States dollars) and International Money Order.  Persons desirous of accessing the Agency’s services are encouraged to pre-register by sending their name, mobile telephone number, general area of residence and type of service required to [email protected] however, pre-registration is not a requirement.  It is also important that persons who plan to access Record Updating Services complete the relevant forms from the RGD’s website and ensure that the supporting documents requirement is met.  In the event that guidance or additional information is needed, the Agency will provide this via the email address stated above or by telephone (876) 619-1260 extensions 6111-3, 6116 and 6107.   

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