Civil Registry Registration in Peru: Essential Procedures Explained

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What is it?

Civil Registry Registration in Peru is a legal process to officially document significant life events, such as births, marriages, and deaths, ensuring individuals’ rights and governmental compliance:

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for individuals living in or moving to Peru needing to register vital life events such as a birth, marriage, or death, as well as those seeking dual citizenship or settling legal statuses.


  1. Gather necessary documents based on the event you are registering (birth, marriage, death).
  2. Visit the local Civil Registry Office in Peru (RENIEC).
  3. Submit the filled form along with the required documents.
  4. Pay the applicable fees for the registration service.
  5. Wait for the processing period, which can vary depending on the document type.
  6. Obtain your official civil registry certificate once the processing is completed.

Required documents

  • Birth Certificate - Issued by the hospital or health center where the birth occurred.
  • Marriage Certificate - Issued post-wedding either by a religious institution or civil office.
  • Death Certificate - Issued by the attending physician or health center.
  • Proof of Residence - Utility bills or rental agreement indicating current address.
  • Identification - A valid ID or passport.

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish by a certified translator if they are in another language.
  • The registration process may differ slightly depending on the municipality.
  • Some documents might need to be apostilled if issued outside Peru.
  • It’s advisable to keep multiple copies of all submitted documents.


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