Health System Registration in Paraguay: Essential Guide

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What is it?

Health System Registration in Paraguay is a mandatory process for all residents to enroll in the national healthcare system. This process ensures that residents have access to medical services, insurance, and essential healthcare benefits as provided by the government.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for new residents of Paraguay, expatriates, digital nomads, and freelancers who plan to live in the country for an extended period. It is also beneficial for permanent travelers looking to legally reside in Paraguay and gain access to healthcare services.


  1. Obtain a residency permit: Apply for a residency permit through the National Immigration Office.
  2. Fill out the Health System Registration form: Complete the necessary forms provided by the Paraguayan Health Ministry.
  3. Submit required documents: Gather and submit all necessary documentation.
  4. Attend an interview: Participate in an interview if required.
  5. Wait for approval: Allow time for the processing and approval of your application.
  6. Receive healthcare card: Once approved, you will be issued a health card for accessing services.

Required documents

  • Passport: A valid passport is required.
  • Residency permit: Obtain this from the National Immigration Office.
  • Proof of address: A utility bill or rental agreement showing your address in Paraguay.
  • Tax identification number: Obtain this from the Paraguayan tax office.
  • Completed application form: Available from the Health Ministry’s website or office.

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Additional details

  • Processing time can vary, so it’s advisable to start early.
  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish by a certified translator.
  • Contact information for relevant offices can be found on official Paraguayan government websites.


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