Decree on Documentation (2014)

Any person without a birth certificate shall be granted a period of five (5) years from the publication of the present Decree to have their civil status regularized.

Government commissioners, justices of the peace, civil registrars, Haitian consuls abroad, religious officials of various faiths, CASEC members, and authorized persons in hospitals and psychiatric institutions shall inform the persons concerned and provide the necessary assistance to any person without a birth certificate with a view to the issuance of a birth certificate.

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