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Guatemala - Apply for DPI Replacement

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  1. Have all the required documents photocopied.
  2. Go to any RENAP office to apply for replacement of card.
  3. For issuance of DPI follow link:

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Neighbourhood Certificate
  • Birth Certificate (recent, not older than 6 months)
  • Ornamental Ticket for the year

Note: Original and Photocopied

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

RENAP (Registro Nacional de las Personas)

Republica de Guatemala

Calzada Roosevelt 13-46 Zone 7

Phone: 2416 - 1900

Call Centre: 1516

Email Contact Form:

Search for Office Locations:

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  • All citizens and foreigners living in Guatemala, registered in the RENAP.


Replacement of DPI is free of any charge.

Note: If you do not have the Certificate of Neighbourhood loss or theft, you must indicate the number of it to complete the process.


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

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • If all the information that you have submitted are verified correct by the Civil Registry
30 working days
  • If there any inconsistencies, the process may take longer.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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You may apply for replacement of Personal Identification Document in any RENAP (Registro Nacional de las Personas) Office.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

The DPI system is created to answer the need to have a national regulation regarding personal documentation, adapting to technological advances.

The DPI is a public document by which people can identify themselves to exercise the right to vote and it is the only document that can be used for all civil, administrative and legal, and in general for all cases required by law.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Apply for a DPI
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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