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Guatemala - Register a Birth (Consular)

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  1. Notify the Guatemalan Consulate in the country where the birth occured.
  2. The consulate will forward your file to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Guatemala.
  3. The Bureau of Consular Affairs will notify the registry office to finalize the child's registration.

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Required Documents[edit]

Consular Birth Registration via Attorney

  • Letter of Request
  • Legal Form of the application
  • Sworn Translation
  • Present documents at Renap Notarial Offices
  • Documents must be filed in legal sized folder

Note: Documents must be notarized.

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:

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  • Parents of a child born abroad (one or both parents are Guatemalan) may initiate the registration process.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


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]

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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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Registration of birth is a legal act to be formalized before the National Registry- RENAP -within sixty (60) days after the child's birth and may be registered in the place where the birth occurred or the place where the parents or persons exercising parental authority have established their residence.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

A Birth Certificate states the name and sex of a person, it also indicate the time and place of birth, it is issued after you have registered the birth of a child and may be obtained from the civil registry office.

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]

  • Registration of Birth

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