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20:36 Dec 28, 2010
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase:RCA (Birth Certificate Mexico)
Could anybody tell me what the acronym "RCA" at the end of a Mexican birth certificate stands for? It's at the very end of the document and is followed by a series of numbers. I assume it has something to do with "Registro Civil", but I don't see what the "A" would stand for. I searched the site and found an "RCA" thread, but it referred to the "recurso contencioso administrativo", which doesn't apply to the context here. Thanks.
Thank you all. The birth certificate is from Guanajuato, so that's not what the A stands for. The "A" doesn't relate to anything in the document itself: no location in it starts with "A" and "RCA" are not the initials of any of the officials that signed the document. I might have to just leave the RCA as is. In birth certificates from other states, the number at the end of the page appears without letters in front, so it cannot be that important. But still, I'd like to know.
Could it be the initials of the person who typed..
03:08 Dec 29, 2010
or filled out the certificate? I just checked my two sons' Mexican birth certificates and they do not have these initials on them. I am not home, so I can't check mine, but I'll be home on Thursday. If you still haven't delivered the translation by then, let me know and I'll check mine to see if earlier birth certificates had these initials.
How do you know it stands for anything? If it's followed by numbers, couldn't it just be a reference number? I must admit I'd just reproduce it in the translation without bothering too much about what it means.
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Explanation: I think that the "A" stands for the place where the certificate was granted. Keep an eye on the link I am sending to you...hope this will be of help.