Guatemala Civil Registration

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Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP)
Main Office
Calzada Roosevelt
13-46 zona 7
Guatemala, Guatemala
PBX (phone) +(502) 24161900

Ways to contact RENAP: Call Center, Email, Chat. Best to use Spanish.

Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP) has information and request forms:

On the left side of these pages are links for other types of records.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1877.

Registro Nacional de las Personas / National Registry of Persons (RENAP)

In 2006, the Law of the National Registry of Persons (RENAP) began, replacing the Civil Registry. The Civil Registry began in 1877 when civil registration was separated from the Catholic Church, making a "civil" and no longer an ecclesiastical registry. The Civil Registry codes were created and updated in 1877, 1933 and the current one in 1964.

Due to this, the books of births, deaths and marriages are currently in charge of the Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP).

Other RENAP websites



Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

The following information is usually found in these records:

Birth records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of birth Date and place of the marriage Date and place of death
Name of the child Names of the bride and groom Name and age of deceased
Child’s gender Their civil status at the time of marriage Civil status at the time of death
Legitimacy Bride and groom’s birth places and current residences Civil status and name of spouse if married
Parents’ names, residence, or places of origin Names of witnesses Names of parents
Names of witnesses Sometimes the place of burial

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