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Colombia - Obtain Death Certificate

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Following are the procedures on how to obtain a death certificate. The death is the latest in the facts of the marital status of a person.


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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. Go personally at the Civil Registry Office of the place of occurrence of death.
  2. Request enrollment in the Folio death record, providing the required documents and providing the information requested civil registrar of the place of occurrence of death.
  3. Sign the registration and receive a copy of Death Registry, the Office of Civil Registry of the place of occurrence of death.

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Required Documents

  • original Orden, court order or judicial decision declaring the alleged death by disappearance, in the case of violent death, certain death and is not found or there is no corpse
  • Certificate of citizenship or alien complainant (Original)
  • original Certificate issued by the doctor who treated the person during his last illness, or medical examiner certificate. When not in the previous two can certify the health officer. When none of the above is, death certify any doctor who performs an official place in the charge related to his profession and all medical professional. Only if there are no doctors in the town, it may be demonstrated by evidence of two competent witnesses.
  • Death Certificate issued by the foreign official, which must be officially translated and apostilled if issued in a language other than Castilian (apostilled copy)


There is no fee in obtaining a death certificate.


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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