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Guatemala - Register a Death

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  1. Obtain all necessary documents.
  2. Submit requirements to the proper authority.

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Required Documents[edit]

Local Deaths

  • Medical report of death in original and photocopy
  • DPI, Neighbourhood Certificate or passport of the deceased original and photocopy
  • DPI, the respondent Neighbourhood Certificate in original and photocopy
  • Birth certificate of the minor in original and photocopy
  • If DPI of the deceased person or the vicinity card was stolen have to submit certificate of DPI in its case or seat of neighborhood identity certification

Late Registration of Death

  • Neighbourhood or DPI Certificate of the deceased, in original and photocopy
  • Certified Birth certificate of the deceased
  • Final Resolution Certification of Notary or Judicial Resolution
  • Opinion of the Attorney General's Office
  • If DPI of the deceased person or the vicinity card was stolen have to submit certificate of DPI in its case or seat of neighborhood identity certification

Consular Death Registration by a notary

  • Testimony of the Deed with duplicate death certificate Protocolacin outside with his passing Bill.

Consular Death Registration (Direct)

  • Form submitted by the Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Registration of Deaths in National Hospitals

For RENAP offices at National Hospitals
  • Report of Death
  • DPI or Certificate of the Deceased in Original and photocopy
  • Interested DPI or Certificate of Original and photocopy

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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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]

  • 30 Working days to complete the registration (once the Police and the Public health office release the body)

Related Videos[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

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]

Registering a death is a legal requirement, you need to do this to obtain documents for the funeral director and for dealing with the deceased's estate.

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]

  • Register a Death
  • Registration of Death at National Hospitals

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