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      RS 9:227     


§227. Certified copy unavailable; other proof

            A. If no birth certificate is on file for an applicant, a letter signed by the proper registration authority of the state, territory, or country of the place of birth of the applicant, under his raised seal or stamp, shall be submitted in lieu of a birth certificate. The letter must state that a thorough search was made and that no birth record was located for the applicant.

            B. The letter issued pursuant to Subsection A of this Section shall be filed with the court conducting the hearing pursuant to R.S. 9:228.

            C. The judge issuing the order waiving the birth certificate in order to obtain the marriage license shall demand other proof of birth facts.

            Acts 1987, No. 886, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988; Acts 2015, No. 436, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.

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