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How do I obtain a driver's record from Puerto Rico?
How do I get married in Puerto Rico?
How do I get  divorced in Puerto Rico?
How do I obtain information about child support payments?
How do I obtain a diploma or proof of high school graduation?
How do I obtain information about Puerto Rico's high school equivalency exam?
How do I obtain information about public schools in Puerto Rico?
How do I obtain information about universities in Puerto Rico?
How do I obtain tax documents from Puerto Rico?
How do I obtain a certificate of no penal record from Puerto Rico?
Requirements and Forms for Marriage, Death, and Birth Certificates 

How do I obtain a driver's record from Puerto Rico?

Sometimes, states may request a document certifying a driver's record from Puerto Rico before processing a license conversion.  A driver's record can be obtained by sending a letter to the address printed below with the following information: your full name as it appears on your Puerto Rico driver's license, social security number, date of birth, license number, reason for request, address where the record should be mailed and your daytime telephone number.  Along with this letter you must also include a photocopy of a valid photo identification, preferably your Puerto Rico driver's license, and a money order in the amount of $1.50 made out to: Secretary of Treasury (personal checks are not acceptable).

Requests usually take 10 business days by regular mail.  However, if you need to receive the document sooner, DISCO (Directoría Servicios al Conductor) recommends that you request it to be sent via UPS or Airborne Express.  You must call the carrier service before mailing your request and pay for this service in advance.  Driver's records are never faxed.

If you need further assistance call the Service Division at (787) 296-0290, (787) 296-0289, (787) 296-0294, or (787) 296-0291.
Mail your request to:
Service Division Archives
DISCO/Driver Services
P.O. Box  41243
San Juan, PR  00940-1240

How do I get married in Puerto Rico?

Judges, as well as priests and ministers, are authorized by law to perform wedding ceremonies both in and out of court. Certain prerequisites must be met before such a ceremony is performed. The General Court of Justice offers information about these administrative and legal requirements.

To obtain this information you may contact the office of a judge directly. For a directory of judges visit www.tribunalpr.org/misc/jueces/index.htm. Select from amongst the municipalities listed (i.e. Aguadilla, Aibonito, Arecibo, etc) to see the judges in that region.

For general information about wedding ceremonies and requirements call the Demographic Registry at (787) 767-9120 Ext. 2401 or 3401 and/or Tribunal de San Juan at  (787) 641-6363, extension 2011 or visit http://www.tribunalpr.org/servicios/bodas-2.htm

For additional information please visit http://www.tribunalpr.org

How do I get  divorced in Puerto Rico?

For a couple to divorce in Puerto Rico they must have resided on the island for a at least one year before starting the procedures, regardless of where they were married. For more information call (787) 641-6600 , Ext. 5121, 5122, or (787) 759-1888. You can also send your questions via e-mail to leyyproceso@tribunales.gob.pr

How do I obtain information about child support payments?

The Administration for Child Support Enforcement handles all inquiries about child support in Puerto Rico. For further information call (787) 767-1500.

How do I obtain a diploma or proof of high school graduation?

To receive proof of high school graduation you must contact the school from which you graduated directly. If you do not have the contact information of your school, visit www.de.gobierno.pr/deportal/escuelas/directorios/directorio.aspxor call the Puerto Rico Department of Education at (787) 759-2000, Ext. 4568.

If you obtained your high school degree through a high school equivalency exam and need to obtain proof of your degree, send a letter with your name, social security number, type of exam taken, center where the exam was taken and the address where you would like to receive the certificate. Also send a $1.50 postal money order per copy made out to: Secretary of Treasury.

Send your request to:
Department of Education
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, Puerto Rico  00919-0759

How do I obtain information about Puerto Rico's high school equivalency exam?

In order to be eligible to take a high school equivalency exam you must be at least 18 years of age and outside of the Commonwealth Public Education System. To obtain more information about exam centers and application procedures call the Central Exam Office of the Department of Education( www.de.gobierno.pr) at (787) 759-2000 extension 4568.

How do I obtain information about public schools in Puerto Rico?

Public schools are operated by the Puerto Rico Department of Education ( http://www.de.gobierno.pr).  Different regional offices throughout the island administer the schools at the local level. To obtain more information visit www.de.gobierno.pr/deportal/escuelas/directorios/directorio.aspxor call the Department of Education at (787) 759-2000, Ext. 4568.

How do I obtain information about universities in Puerto Rico?

There are numerous universities in Puerto Rico, both private and public, and some of them have several campuses :
University of Puerto Rico:
www.upr.clu.edu
Río Piedras campus: www.uprrp.edu
Mayagüez campus: www.uprm.edu
Aguadilla campus: www.uprag.ed
Arecibo campus: www.upra.edu
Bayamón campus: www.uprb.edu
Cayey campus: www.cayey.upr.edu
Carolina campus: www.uprc.edu
Utuado campus: www.uprutuado.edu
Medical Sciences campus: www.rcm.edu
Ana G. Méndez University System: www.suagm.edu
Colegio Universitario del Este
Universidad Metropolitana
Universidad del Turabo
Atlantic College; Guaynabo, PR:
www.atlanticcollege.edu
Caribbean University: www.caribbean.edu
Carlos Albizu University; San Juan: sju.albizu.edu
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios; San Juan, PR:
www.cempr.edu
Columbia College: Caguas, Puerto Rico
EDIC College: Caguas, PR
Instituto Comercial de Puerto Rico Junior College; Arecibo, Hato Rey, Mayaguez:
www.icprjc.edu
Instituto Postsecundario de Educación a Distancia; Caguas
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico; San Juan:
www.pupr.edu
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; Ponce: www.pucpr.edu
Sacred Heart University: San Juan (Universidad del Sagrado Corazén): www.pucpr.edu
Universidad Central de Bayamón: Bayamon, Puerto Rico: www.ucb.edu.pr
InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico: www.inter.edu
Aguadilla campus: www.aguadilla.inter.edu
Arecibo campus: www.arecibo.inter.edu
Barranquitas campus: www.br.inter.edu
Bayamón campus: www.bc.inter.edu
Fajardo campus: www.fajardo.inter.edu
Guayama campus: www.guayama.inter.edu
Metropolitan campus: www.metro.inter.edu
Ponce campus: www.ponce.inter.edu
San Germán campus: www.sg.inter.edu
School of Law: www.derecho.inter.edu
School of Optometry, Hato Rey: www.optonet.inter.edu

How do I obtain tax documents from Puerto Rico?

The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury  handles all tax issues. Individuals who need to obtain tax return forms and other important forms in English for the current year should visit: http://www.hacienda.gobierno.pr/planillas_y_formularios/index.html

For additional information please visit:  www.hacienda.gobierno.pr

How do I obtain a certificate of no penal record from Puerto Rico?
To obtain a certificate of no penal record you must send a letter requesting said document with your name, social security number, date and place of birth, and a postal address where you would like to receive the certificate. You must also include a postal money order in the amount of $1.50 (per copy) payable to: Secretary of Treasury

Send the money order and letter to:
Assistant Superintendent
Citizen Services
Puerto Rico Police
P.O. Box 70166
San Juan, PR  00936-8166

For more information call (787) 781-0227 or (787) 793-1234, Ext. 3101 and 3102 or visit www.policia.gobierno.pr

 

Requirements and Forms for Marriage, Death, and Birth Certificates

Information about Puerto Rico’s New Birth Certificate Law

Requirements of the Demographic Registry of Puerto Rico for Soliciting Documents

Marriage Certificate Application Form

Death Certificate Application Form