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RGD announces massive increase in service fees

Saturday, March 01, 2014    

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THE Registrar General's Department (RGD) yesterday announced massive increases, of up 400 per cent, on fees for all its products and services to take effect on Monday.

The biggest increase of 400 per cent will be applied to fees for additional copies of birth, death and marriage certificates which will move from $100 to $500. Additionally, application fees for the mentioned certificates will be increased by 130.8 per cent, from 650 to $1,500.

Meanwhile, seven-day service fees for the certificates are to move up by 100 per cent, from $500 to $1,000, while express service fees will be increased by 67 per cent, from $1,500 to $2,500.

Other services in high demand at the RGD, including Late Entry of Name, Correction of Error, Late Registration and Addition of Father's particular will also see significant increases of 125 per cent, 125 per cent, 150 per cent, and 94 per cent, respectively.

Yesterday, the RGD pointed out that the pending increase in fees forms "part of efforts to sustain operations and improve service delivery". The last hike in fees for selected product and services happened in 2009.

"... Although the agency is sensitive to the economic constraints facing all Jamaicans at this time, a fee adjustment is critical to the Agency's viability," Deputy CEO Kate Bertram explained.

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