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Brazil - Obtain a Death Certificate

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Introduction

The Death Certificate is a record of a citizen’s death. Its presentation is required, for instance, when the widow or widower wishes to remarry in a Civil Registry’s Office, apply for pension, or begin inventory or testament process.

Eligibility

The undertaker sends the deceased’s data to the Civil Registry’s Office to request for the Death certificate. The document must be collected by a family member.

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Instructions

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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

Procedure

  1. The undertaker will be the one to submit all the required documents to the Civil Registry’s Office of the district where the citizen died.
  2. After sending the data, a family member can collect the certificate from a Civil Registry on presentation of the undertaker’s stub from the delivery of the data.

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Required Documents

To request a death certificate a relative must present the following documents of the deceased:

  • Affidavit of Death
  • Identity Card
  • Birth Certificate (for minors) or Marriage Certificate
  • Employment and Social Security Document (CTPS)
  • Voter’s Card
  • Reservist Certificate, if applicable
  • National Taxpayer Registration (CPF)
  • Document of the National Social Security Institute (INSS)
  • Registration number with the Social Integration Program (PIS), or the Government Workers’ Fund (Pasep)

Fees

There is a charge for the issuing of the death certificate, but the Federal Constitution of 1988 establishes that poor citizens are exempt from paying any fee.

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

The Death certificate shall be issued by the Civil Registry’s Office of the district where the citizen died.

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Video

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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

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