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With the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Vital Statistics teaming
up on the application process for birth certificates, the
Department of Business and Consumer Services is improving its
service to rural Nova Scotians.

"This initiative by two divisions of our department will provide
easier access to birth certificates from anywhere in the
province," said Business and Consumer Services Minister Sandy
Jolly. "Applications will now be accepted at 13 locations
throughout Nova Scotia."

As of Feb. 10, customers can complete an application for a birth
certificate at any of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
offices throughout the province. Completed applications,
accompanied by either cheque or money order for the processing
fee, will be forwarded by daily courier to Vital Statistics in
Halifax. The applications will be processed and the certificates
will be mailed directly to applicants. For urgent requests,
certificates can be couriered back to the RMV office for pick up.
There is no extra charge for this courier service.

"Since new drivers must show a copy of their birth certificate in
order to get a licence, this match-up between the Registry of
Motor Vehicles and Vital Statistics is logical," said Ms. Jolly.
"It is just one more way we're bringing services to Nova

RMV offices are located in Sydney, Baddeck, Port Hawkesbury,
Antigonish, New Glasgow, Amherst, Truro, Bridgewater, Digby,
Middleton, New Minas, Yarmouth and Halifax. Inquiries regarding
services may be directed to 424-5851, Halifax, 563-2233, Sydney
or by calling 1-800-898-7668.


Contact: Louise MacDonald  902-424-0394

trp                   Feb. 7, 1997 - 12:45 p.m.