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Following are the procedures on annulment of civil registration of birth, marriage or death, by having more than one entry.


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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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


  1. Submit the request to cancel the Birth Certificate, Marriage or Death. Attach the required documentation to the National Civil Register of the National Civil Registry.
  2. The civil registration will announce the cancellation of any of the registration mentioned.

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Required Documents

  • Original Certificate of citizenship of the person making the request
  • original written request of the cancellation of birth certificate, marriage or death.
  • copy of the court decision ordering the outright cancellation of vital records, when the National Civil Registry, has no jurisdiction to order the cancellation, because the civil registers differ in the information provided: place, date of birth, sex or name of parents.
  • copy of civil records of birth, marriage or death that have more than one entry
  • certified copy of Deed in which the existence of all civil records of birth, marriage or death noted and the correct data protocolising documents on which clarifications are based clarification, if the data entered in the registers are identical, so that it can establish that it is the same person


There is no fee to cancel a Registration of Birth, Marriage and Death.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
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

National Civil Registry
Avenida Calle 26 # 51-50 - CAN (Bogota - Colombia)
Switchboard: (571) 220 2880

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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.

External Links

  • Colombian State Online:
  • National Civil Registry:


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