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Online Records[edit | edit source]

Civil registration, 1881-1951

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Belize Vital Statistics Unit
New Road and Hydes Lane
Belize City

Phone: +501 223-5625
Phone: +(501)-223-7405
Fax: +(501)-223-5635

Vital Statistics Unit
Western Regional Hospital / Belmopan Hospital
Florina Avenue
Belmopan City

Vital Statisitcs Unit
Cor. Queen Street and Barack Road
Phone: 501-223-5625 / 223-7405
Fax: 501-223-5635

Belize - Obtain a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate

Embassy of Belize, Vital Statistics Forms

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

"Vital Statistics Unit (VSU) is a General Registry in Belize that is accountable to register major events such as births, deaths, marriages, adoptions and deed polls...A committee was formed in 1999 to find ways to improve the vital registration system. (Margaret, Edwin, 2007). Through this means, the vital registration system was examined and members agreed that an integrated system monitored by the Ministry of Health would contribute to reduce the under registration and under-reporting of vital statistics. This will further enhance the quality of information produced by the country of Belize as it relates to vital statistics. (Jules, 2013). After countless unsatisfied reviews the system was re-evaluated; Registrar General, Velda Flowers stated that in 2016 a new system was implemented called the Supreme Court Management System which was to supply the registration, the preparation of births and deaths and marriage certificates. With the new system,...The VSU have two main locations which is in Belize City and in Belmopan...Technology has impacted the performance of VSU and slowly eliminating paper-based to electronic copies. UNICEF is enforcing technology within the hospital systems through secure lines to immediately register a child because it is the Right of Child. (Williams, 2015).[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Evaluating Customer Service at the Vital Statistics Unit: A Customers’ Perspective, by Ellen Rudon, Danay Chavarria, Zayri Cocom, Nashla Mendez, and Kensworth Williams (University of Belize: Management Information System, University of Belize, 2018), Link to a downloaded pdf of Evaluating the Success of VSU Customer Service, p. 1.