The Government of Puerto Rico announced this Friday that it will locate an office in New York to make it easier for Puerto Rican residents of that state to process official documents, without the need to travel to the island.
This comes after the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, and the Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, met today in La Fortaleza -headquarters of the Puerto Rican Executive- and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU, in English), as detailed in a press release.
“With this agreement, the commitment to serve our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters who live in New York is reaffirmed, in order to facilitate government procedures, without the need to incur additional travel expenses,” Pierluisi highlighted in the note.
Hochul, for his part, stressed that as that state is one of the homes of one of the largest populations of Puerto Ricans in the United States, “it is taking measures to guarantee that all our constituents can access vital programs, services and benefits.” The agreement establishes that the Puerto Rico Affairs Administration will locate an office within the New York Department of Labor to assist Puerto Ricans in the application process and delivery of documents such as birth, death, marriage and child support certificates, among others.
The office will also serve to validate public documents that can be used abroad and will provide guidance on the procedures and services offered by the government of Puerto Rico.
“This new office will help ease the burden of locating important records and documents for Puerto Ricans in and around New York,” added Hochul.
Puerto Ricans who live in New York and require the center’s services may make an appointment by accessing www.prfaa.pr.gov/.
Posted on November 11, 2022