How to Obtain a Death Certificate in Argentina Efficiently

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What is it?

Obtaining a death certificate in Argentina is a formal procedure for documenting a person’s death, often necessary for legal, administrative, or genealogical purposes. The process involves interacting with both local and national authorities to verify the demise and issue an official record.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for individuals who need to manage the legal affairs of a deceased relative in Argentina, such as settling estates, claiming inheritance, or family members seeking genealogical information. It is also useful for expatriates and foreign nationals dealing with the death of a loved one in Argentina.


  1. Locate the relevant Civil Registry Office (Registro Civil) where the death was registered.
  2. Submit a formal request for the death certificate, which can typically be done in person, by mail, or online, depending on the registry’s protocols.
  3. Provide all necessary documentation, including identification and proof of relationship to the deceased.
  4. Pay any required fees for processing the death certificate request.
  5. Wait for the application to be processed, which can take several days to weeks.
  6. Receive the death certificate either by mail or in person, as per the registry’s procedure.

Required documents

  • National Identification Document (DNI) or passport of the requester.
  • Proof of relationship to the deceased (birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.).
  • Death notice or announcement, if available.
  • Contact information of the requester for communication purposes.
  • Any additional forms as specified by the local Civil Registry Office.

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Additional details

  • Each province in Argentina may have different requirements and procedures, so it is advisable to check with the local registry office.
  • Some Civil Registry Offices offer online services for requesting death certificates (check their website for more info).
  • Processing times can vary; urgent requests may be possible for an additional fee.
  • In cases of older records, contacting national archives or specialized genealogical services may be necessary.


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