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Death in Argentina must be registered to the local Civil Registry within two (2) working days. Following is the procedure on how to register a death.


Relative or friend of the deceased.

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  • If a death occurs among a family, the friend or relative of the deceased must contact the doctor who certifies the death.
  • If death occurs in suspicious circumstances or it is that of a stranger it should be reported to the police (Tel: 101).
  • A doctor issues a death certificate (Certificado de defunción) and an Informe Estadístico de Defunción (IED) certificate. The IED contains information on the date of death and is used for statistical purposes only.
  • To find a local Registry Office, click on the link:

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to a local Civil Registry Office. Bring along the required documents.
  2. Present and submit the documents.
  3. Register the death by completing a form.


  • All paperworks must be submitted and signed by the Civil Registry before permission is granted to bury the body.
  • If the deceased is to be buried in another location, copies of the paperwork are required by the civil registry in the desired resting place.
  • If there's a mistake in the registration of the death or supporting documentation has not been supplied, there is often a small charge. In the absence of supporting documentation, the municipality requires two people with identification that knew the deceased well to sign a declaration form.

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Required Documents

  • IED certificate issued by the doctor that pronounced the death (Informe Estadístico de Defunción)
  • Passport or national identity document (Documento Nacional de Identidad - DNI) of the deceased
  • An affidavit (declaration jurada) signed by a relative or a funeral home (funeraria) confirming the personal data of the deceased along with documental proof. This includes:
    • Date and place of birth, and parent's names - birth certificate
    • Marital status - marriage certificate or death certificate of spouse if a widow/er
    • Death certificate (Certificado de defunción)
    • The identification number of the person or funeral home registering the death


There is no fee in registering a death. However, administrative fee must be paid in order to obtain the burial permit (licencia de inhumación).


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Office Locations & Contacts

Registro Provincial de las Personas
Calle 1 N° 1342 esq. 60
(1900) ­ La Plata

Tel: +54 (0221) 429-6200

Email: Departamento de Relaciones con la Comunidad

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Information which might help

For information from the Buenos Aires government on registration of a death in Argentina:

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Death Registration:


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