Civil Registry Registration in Chile - Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

The Civil Registry Registration service in Chile involves the official recording of births, deaths, marriages, and other significant life events. This is crucial for obtaining legal documents and benefits, such as IDs, passports, and social services, that are necessary for various legal and bureaucratic processes within the country.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for Chilean citizens, expatriates, and foreigners residing in Chile who need to register vital events such as births, marriages, and deaths. It’s also crucial for those applying for legal documents such as passports, identification cards, or seeking to access social welfare benefits.


  1. Visit the nearest Civil Registry office in Chile.
  2. Request the form for the type of registration you need (e.g., birth, marriage, death).
  3. Fill out the form completely and accurately.
  4. Submit the form along with the required documents to the Civil Registry official.
  5. Pay any applicable fees for the registration service.
  6. Wait for the processing of your request. You may be given a receipt with an estimated processing time.
  7. Once processed, return to the Civil Registry to collect your official documents or receive them via mail if applicable.

Required documents

    • Birth Certificate: Obtainable from the hospital where the birth occurred or from the parents involved.
    • Marriage Certificate: Obtainable from the church or venue where the marriage was officiated.
    • Identification (ID/passport): Can be obtained from your country’s embassy or consulate in Chile.
    • Proof of Residence: Utility bills, rental agreement, or municipal registration.
    • Death Certificate (if applicable): Obtainable from the hospital or morgue where the death occurred.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

    • Some Civil Registry offices offer online appointment booking.
    • Delays are possible during high-demand periods. Plan ahead to avoid unnecessary waiting.
    • Use official government resources or verified legal services to help with the registration process if unsure.
    • Legal translations may be required if documents are in a language other than Spanish.


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