Guam - Obtain a Death Certificate
A Death Certificate is a document issued by a registrar of vital statistics that declares the date, location and cause of a person's death.
A copy of the death certificate is often required in procedures, such as execution of the will or making funeral arrangements.
Following are procedures on how you can obtain a death certificate in Guam.
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- Request for certificate/s by going to Office of Vital Statistics.
- Provide all the needed information in the request form to make the search for the record much easier.
- Pay the fee. You may pay in cash or use your credit card (VISA and MasterCard).
If you are off the island and needed to get a certified record of a vital event, you may send a request by mail.
- Provide your full legal name and the date of the event on your request.
- Include a photocopy of your identification for verification purposes and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return mail.
- You may also provide special handling instructions along with your request.
- Mail request to:
123 Chalan Kareta, Mangilao, Guam 96913
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For requests submitted by mail:
- Written request
- Photocopy of your identification
- Self-addressed stamped envelope for return mail
Death Certificate: $5.00
Method of payment for on-island requests:
- Credit Card (VISA and MasterCard)
Method of payment for off-island requests:
- Money order or cashier’s check made payable to Treasurer of Guam
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Office of Vital Statistics
123 Chalan Kareta, Mangilao, GU
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:00 – 3:30 pm
(W) (671) 735-7263, 735-7185, 735-7280
(F) (671) 734-5910
Department of Public Health and Social Services
123 Chalan Kareta,
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304
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