Obtain a Death Certificate in Colombia Efficiently

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What is it?

A death certificate in Colombia is an official document issued by the civil registry that serves as legal proof of a person’s death. This document is essential for various legal and administrative processes such as inheritance, closing bank accounts, and settling debts.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for close relatives, legal representatives, or anyone responsible for managing the affairs of a deceased person in Colombia. Individuals dealing with inheritance, financial settlements, or genealogical research may also require this document.


  1. Determine the civil registry office where the death occurred.
  2. Visit the civil registry office with the required documents.
  3. Fill out the death certificate request form provided by the registry office.
  4. Submit the completed form along with the required documents to the registry office.
  5. Pay any applicable fees for processing the certificate.
  6. Collect the death certificate once it is ready, or request it to be mailed if applicable.

Required documents

  • Official identification of the person requesting the certificate (e.g., national ID or passport).
  • Proof of the relationship to the deceased (e.g., family book, birth certificate, or marriage certificate).
  • Certified copy of the deceased’s official identification (e.g., national ID or passport).
  • Certified copy of the deceased’s birth certificate.
  • Proof of death (e.g., medical certificate of death).

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Additional details

  • Processing time may vary depending on the civil registry office.
  • Certain documents might need to be translated and notarized if they are in a foreign language.
  • Some civil registry offices might offer online services, so check if this option is available.
  • If the death occurred abroad, additional documents might be required.


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