Civil Registry Registration in Bolivia: A Complete Guide

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What is it?

The Civil Registry Registration in Bolivia is a process where citizens and residents officially record important life events, such as births, marriages, and deaths, with the municipal authorities. This registration is crucial for obtaining legal documentation and benefits, ensuring one’s legal identity and civil status are recognized by the state.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for Bolivian citizens, residents, and expatriates who need to register events like births, marriages, and deaths. It is also crucial for people who require official documents for legal, educational, or travel purposes, and for those applying for social services or benefits in Bolivia.


  1. Gather all necessary documents, including identification and proofs of the event you are registering.
  2. Visit the nearest Civil Registry Office (Registro Civil) located in the municipality where the event occurred.
  3. Submit the documents along with any required application forms.
  4. Pay the applicable fees for the registration process.
  5. Wait for the registrar to process the information, which may take a few days to a week.
  6. Collect the official certificates once the registration is complete.

Required documents

  • Birth Certificate: Issued at the hospital or by the midwife.
  • Proof of Address: Utility bill or rental agreement.
  • Identification: Passport or national ID card.
  • Marriage Certificate: For marital events or spousal registrations.
  • Death Certificate: Provided by a hospital or health service.

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are in Spanish or have a certified translation.
  • Some processes may require the presence of witnesses.
  • It is recommended to make appointments in advance to avoid long waiting times at the registry office.
  • Check the specific requirements and fees on the official municipal websites or contact the local Civil Registry Office beforehand.
  • Be prepared to fill out forms provided at the registry office.


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