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Colombia - Register a Marriage

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Following are the procedures on how to register a marriage. To register a marriage is the act of legalization of the existence of religious marriage (Catholic and other faiths), or civil.


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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. Both parties must appear personally at the Civil Registry Office of the place of marriage.
  2. Request enrollment in the folio civil marriage record, providing the required documents and providing the requested information to the civil registrar of the place of marriage.
  3. Sign the registration and receive a copy of the Marriage Registry, the Office of Civil Registry of the place of marriage.

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Required Documents

  • original Certificate of citizenship or alien complainant
  • ecclesiastical Partida, accompanied by authentic certification of competence of the religious minister who officiated the Catholic marriage (Original)
  • relevant religious Acta, attaching the authentic certification of competence of the religious minister who officiated the marriage, together with the internal public law agreement entered into by the church with the Colombian State for the celebration of marriages of other faiths (Original) *certified copy of Scripture probate judicial or administrative proceedings of civil marriage
  • marriage certificate issued by the foreign official, and officially translated apostille if it has been issued in other than Castilian language. (Apostilled copy)


To register a marriage is free of charge.


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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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