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OAS Continues Support for Antigua and Barbuda’s Civil Registry Modernization Efforts

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The OAS Universal Civil Identity Program of the Americas is pleased to announce the implementation of the Caribbean Civil Registry Information System (CCRIS) with Registrar General of the High Court of Justice of Antigua and Barbuda.

With the generous support from the Governments of Chile, Canada and the United States of America, the OAS has developed an application with which birth records dating back to 1905 have been digitalized and whose information continues to be inputted in a searchable database. This support is part of an effort to modernize the civil registry system in Antigua and Barbuda.

Furthermore, the OAS is extending the implementation of the CCRIS throughout the Eastern Caribbean to facilitate the issuance of birth, death and marriage certificates to the general public.

The Civil Identity Program of the Americas has provided this support to Antigua and Barbuda in compliance with an OAS General Assembly Resolution in 2008 that seeks to provide civil identity to all citizens of the Western Hemisphere by the year 2015.

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