Colombia - Register a Birth
Following are the procedures on how to register a birth. Birth is the first act of civil status of a person.
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents. e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.
A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure. e.g. 1. Date of Birth. 2. City or County of Birth.
- Go to any Auxiliary registration offices, houses or municipal country, if outside the respective Consulate in the country where you are or clinic or hospital where the birth occurred provided that the entity has entered health agreement with the National Registraduria for effect.
- Request for the registration of the birth of a person.
- Submit personally the information of the person whose birth is to be registered.
- Submit documents necessary for the registration. Have two witnesses for the birth who are reliable to you.
- Receive copy of the original vital records registered.
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- birth certificate officially translated if it has been issued in a different language, If the birth occurs overseas (apostilled copy)
- medical certificate of live birth issued by the hospital or the doctor or nurse who has attended the mother at birth if the baby is a month old or less. If you do not have the certificate of live birth, must be made under oath two business Witnesses to the event or having a direct and reliable news of him. The oath shall be deemed paid by the mere fact of signing. If the child is over a month old, must be submitted to any of the above documents, christening or departure accompanied by the certification of the competence of the priest who celebrated the baptism or religious origin annotation accompanied by a certificate issued by the legal representative of the church (Original
- Certificate of Citizenship or Immigration of complainants and witnesses (Original)
- Certificate blood type and RH factor. (Original)
There is no fee to register a birth.
Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid. e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever
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National Civil Registry
Avenida Calle 26 # 51-50 - CAN (Bogota - Colombia)
Switchboard: (571) 220 2880
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- Colombian State Online:
- National Civil Registry:
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