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Guatemala - Register a Birth (Minor Parents)

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Minor Parents

The application for registration of birth of minor parents, must be made by both parents, the absence of one of them or in the case of a single mother, the entry shall be effected by it. In case of orphans or abandoned childs, registration may be done by the minor's ascendants (older siblings) or by the Attorney General's Office.

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Required Documents[edit]

Minor Parents

  • Birth certificate of the father must be presented in original and photocopy
  • The father of the child must appear (grandfather Patern) with DPI in original and photocopy
  • The Father of the minor must present ornamental ticket in original and photocopy
  • Medical Report of Birth in original or photocopy

Single Mother

  • Birth Certificate of the mother in original and photocopy
  • Medical Report of Birth in original and photocopy or Midwife's report previously registered in the Civil Registry

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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Who may complete the process of registering the child's birth:

  • Minor Parents
  • Single mother - the mother must be 14 years old or older


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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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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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.
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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]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Registration of Birth

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