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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section: 26:8-40.10: Foreign births and adoptions
The birth of any child which has occurred or which may hereafter occur outside of the United States, where such child is a citizen of the United States by reason of the citizenship of a parent or the parents of such child, and which is not recorded with the State registrar under the provisions of chapter 8 of Title 26 of the Revised Statutes or with the appropriate State official in any other state within the United States, may be recorded by filing a certificate of the birth of such child issued by a public official of the place where such child was born, accompanied by an affidavit setting forth the facts showing such citizenship and, in the case of a child adopted outside of this State or the United States, the decree or certificate of adoption of such child, which affidavit and decree or certificate shall be a part of the record of the birth. In case any such foreign birth certificate is or shall be in a foreign language, there shall be attached to it the translation into the English language of the same, verified by the affidavit of the person making the translation. Any such birth certificate may be recorded as herein provided upon the request of a parent of such child or by any person on behalf of such child, provided that the parent or other person is a New Jersey resident, where the child is or shall become a resident of this State. The State registrar shall, upon the request of a parent of any such child who is adopted outside of this State or the United States or the request of any person on behalf of such child, issue a new certificate of birth for such child, showing (a) the name of such child as changed by the decree or certificate of adoption, if changed, (b) the date and place of birth, (c) the names of the adopting parents or parent, and (d) the date of recording of the foreign birth certificate.
L.1957, c. 154, p. 566, s. 1. Amended by L.1965, c. 78, s. 58; L.1977, c. 288, s. 1, eff. Nov. 30, 1977; L.1979, c. 236, s. 1, eff. Dec. 3, 1979.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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