Civil Registry Registration Service in Ecuador: Vital Updates

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What is it?

The Civil Registry Registration Service in Ecuador is a governmental process that records and updates vital personal data such as births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. This service ensures that individuals have official records recognized by the Ecuadorian government.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for Ecuadorian citizens, expatriates, or foreign nationals who need to record or update their civil status in Ecuador. It is also crucial for those seeking legal documentation for marriage, dual citizenship, or family genealogy purposes.


  1. Gather all necessary documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and valid identification.
  2. Visit the nearest Civil Registry office in Ecuador. Make sure to check the office hours and any specific procedural requirements.
  3. Submit the required documents to the civil registry official. Be prepared to provide additional information or paperwork if requested.
  4. Pay any applicable fees for the registration service. Keep the receipt for any future reference.
  5. Once the documents are reviewed and accepted, you will receive official confirmation of your updated civil status.

Required documents

  • Birth Certificate: Obtain from your country of birth, duly apostilled or legalized.
  • Passport: Valid passport and a copy of the identification page.
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable): Obtain from the place of marriage, duly apostilled or legalized.
  • Cedula (Ecuadorian ID card): For Ecuadorian citizens.
  • Proof of Residency: If applicable, a proof of residence in Ecuador.

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Additional details

  • Processing times may vary; it is advisable to start the process well in advance.
  • It’s recommended to bring along Spanish translations of foreign documents, certified by a recognized translator.
  • Visit the official Ecuadorian Civil Registry website for the most current forms and requirements.
  • Some documents must be apostilled or legalized, depending on the issuing country.


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