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Chile - Obtain Birth Certificate

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The birth certificate in Chile is used for legal procedures, and its function is to accredit the year of birth of the person. Some schools and works asked for it.


To be eligible you must be a Chilean citizen, and own a RUN number (National unique role).

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  • You can obtain a free birth certificate for family allowance purpose only.
  • You can buy a birth certificated for all purposes.
  • The births certificates do not contain the time of birth, for that you have to ask for a copy of the tab of birth.
  • The certificate can be asked online or in person. When is online the document contains an advanced electronic signature, that way you can send it by email to the institutions that required.

Required Information

  • Full name
  • Residency
  • Contact number
  • Email
  • RUN


By person
  • First you have to go to the civil registration.
  • You must bring your ID which contains the RUN number, and if you don’t have it yet, you can bring the marriage certificate.
  • You must pay the fees that required (if that is the case)
  • You have to enter to the Chilean civil registration page.
  • In the section: certificates you would find many certificates that you can apply, some of them are for free.
  • You need to know your RUN number, your Email and your address. Even other person can do it for you.
  • Since the firm is electronic for all the people who have an ID, the certificate is generated immediately.
  • Then the certificate is send it to you by email.
Apply Online

You can apply online trough the Chilean civil registration page, this only takes a few minutes and it would be send it to you by email.

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Required Documents

  • ID card


  • For family allowance purpose it’s free.
  • For other purposes have a fees $710 Chilean pesos= 1.5 dollars


Birth Certificate is Valid for 60 days, when it is an electronic one, you can check the code that is written on the certificate.

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Processing Time

The birth certificate is instantaneous.

Office Locations & Contacts

  • Civil registration office of your region, you can find the address and contact number on this page:

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Information which might help

  • In presenting the birth certificate for any procedure, may be checked at the Chilean civil registration website for 60 days from the date of purchase by entering your folio number and code verifier. The coincidence between the information displayed on the screen and printed on the certificate confirms the authenticity of the document in a given day.
  • The certificates or requests can be pay with the payment methods available on the website: General Treasury of the Republic, Servipag or My Accounts.
  • If paying through Servipag or My Accounts, add $ 201 Chilean pesos for every purchase. made.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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