BATON ROUGE, La. – Recent hurricanes may have resulted in the loss of important documents, but there are ways to replace them.
Birth and Death Certificates:
Louisiana Driver Licenses:
Marriage and Divorce Documents:
Visit the Louisiana Registrar and Vital Records office online at https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2687.
Visit https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-we-grant-your-green-card/replace-your-green-card or call 800-375-5283.
Social Security Cards:
Visit https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount or call 800-772-1213.
Identity Theft Resource Center:
Visit https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/or call 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-0778) 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Tax Return Documents and Filing Deadlines:
The IRS announced that survivors of Hurricane Laura have until Dec. 31, 2020, to file individual and business tax returns and make tax payments; Hurricane Delta survivors have until Feb. 16, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-in-disaster-situations or call 800-829-1040 (TTY 800-822-4059).
U.S. Department of Agriculture Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool for Farmers:
Military Service Records:
Contact the Louisiana Department of Insurance online at http://www.ldi.la.gov/ or call 800-259-5300 or 225-342-5900.
National Archives Records:
Visit https://www.archives.gov/preservation/records-emergency or call 866-272-6272. Learn how to preserve family archives, such as papers and photographs, at https://www.archives.gov/preservation/family-archives.
To request legal help visit https://www.disasterlegalaid.org/legalhelp/ or call 800-310-7029.
For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit fema.gov/disaster/4559. For the latest information on Hurricane Delta, visit fema.gov/disaster/4570. Or, follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6.