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1. Can a person eligible to receive a certified copy of a vital record designate someone to collect the certified copies for them?
2. Does an ex-spouse have access to the previous spouse's birth or death certificate?
3. Do stepparents have the same access to records as parents?
4. Does an attorney have access to vital records?
5. Do foreign governments accept a birth or death record issued by the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry?
6. How do I obtain a record with an Apostille Seal?
7. What should I do if I receive a No Match certificate as a result of a request I submitted?
8. What should I do if I receive a No Record certificate as a result of a request I submitted?
9. Can vital records be faxed?
10. What can I do if I do not have all of the information required for a non-genealogical application (exact date the event occurred, exact municipality where the event occurred and/or mother's maiden
11. Is the fee for a New Jersey birth record waived for military personnel?

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1. Where do I request a birth certificate if I was born abroad, with US citizenship at birth?
2. How do I know if the copy of my birth certificate is acceptable for the Division of Motor Vehicles, Passport or for proof of age or citizenship?
3. What is the procedure to correct information on a birth record?
4. Is a raised seal required to make a certified copy of a birth certificate official?
5. Can I obtain the time of birth?
6. Can I request the birth record of a non-family member?
7. How long after a birth occurs is it filed with the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry?
8. What is required to file a delayed birth certificate?

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1. Where do I apply for my civil union license?
2. If I am in a domestic partnership and want to enter into a civil union with the same partner, do we need to terminate the domestic partnership before applying for a civil union license?
3. If I was previously registered in a domestic partnership and neglected to legally terminate it when we ended our relationship, must I terminate that domestic partnership before I enter into a civil
4. Is my civil union registered in another state recognized by the State of New Jersey?
5. Am I required to enter into a civil union in New Jersey if I am already in a civil union or same-sex marriage in another state or country?
6. After filing the civil union application, is there a waiting period before the civil union license can be issued?
7. After filing a Reaffirmation of Civil Union application, is there a waiting period before the Reaffirmation of Civil Union License can be issued?
8. Can Internet ministers perform my civil union ceremony?
9. Are public officials who are authorized to perform marriages/civil unions required to perform my civil union ceremony?
10. Are members of the clergy required to perform my civil union ceremony?
11. Is the Local Registrar, or Deputy or Alternate Deputy Registrar, required to accept my application for a civil union License?
12. Am I eligible to assume my partner’s name or hyphenate our last names following our civil union?
13. Do applicants for a civil union license have the right to create their own vows or make changes to existing vows that may be in place with public officials?

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1. If a resident of New Jersey dies in another state or country, is the death certificate on file in New Jersey?
2. How do I find a cemetery plot or burial place?

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1. I entered into a domestic partnership before New Jersey’s Civil Union Act took effect. Is my domestic partnership still valid if we elect not to enter into a civil union?
2. Is my domestic partner able to assume my last name after we register our partnership?
3. Is it true that as of February 19, 2007, when New Jersey’s Civil Union Act took effect, only same-sex or opposite-sex couples 62 years of age or older can register domestic partnerships?
4. If I am in a domestic partnership and want to enter into a civil union with the same partner, do we need to terminate the domestic partnership before applying for our civil union license?
5. If I was previously registered in a domestic partnership and neglected to legally terminate it when we ended our relationship, must I terminate that domestic partnership before entering into a civi
6. Does my employer have to offer my domestic partner health benefits?

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1. If I was married in another state, do I need to enter in a marriage in New Jersey in order to have my marriage recognized in New Jersey?
2. Is my marriage on file in New Jersey if I was married in another state or country?
3. Who can perform marriages in New Jersey?
4. Can Internet ministers perform my marriage ceremony?