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Following are the procedures on how to obtain a birth, marriage and death certificate.


Citizens of Colombia (either by birth or adoption).

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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. You can go personally or write a request for a copy of the Civil Registration of birth, marriage or death in the Auxiliary registration offices, municipal or country houses, municipalities, townships, police inspections or Consulate in the respective country where registration took place attaching the receipt of the consignment process rights.
  2. After your request, the copy of birth, marriage or death certificates will be sent to you.

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Required Documents

  • Banking Consignment process rights (Original)
  • Certificate issued by the Special Administrative Unit for Comprehensive Care and Repair with a calendar issue no more than thirty (30) days, proving the status of victims. (Original)
  • Certification of the vulnerability of the population to be served, issued by the competent municipal authority or by the Attorney General, for the recognition of exemption made ​​by the Coordination Unit for Vulnerable Population "UDAPV ". (Original)


  • Certificate fee: 5,750.00 Pesos (value in Colombia)
  • (U.S. 5.70) 6.00 American Dollars (value abroad)


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

Documents to Use

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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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