Obtaining Acts of Civil Status

Services for Obtaining Records and Acts of Civil Status. Obtaining Civil Status Records. Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Change of Surname Certificates.

Civil Status Records, Obtaining Acts of Civil Status, Birth Certificates, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Change of Surname

In modern society, civil status records play a crucial role in documenting significant life events such as births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and changes of surname. These records are essential for legal, administrative, and personal purposes. The processes for obtaining these records have evolved to be more accessible, streamlined, and secure, ensuring that individuals can obtain necessary documentation efficiently.


Civil Status Records - Obtaining Acts of Civil Status:



Our specialists specialize in obtaining civil status records on behalf of individuals. These services can be particularly useful for those who need records from multiple jurisdictions or require expedited processing.

Types of Civil Status Records:


  • Birth Certificates: These documents verify the birth of an individual and include vital information such as the date, time, place of birth, and parentage. Birth certificates are often required for obtaining a passport, enrolling in school, and verifying citizenship.
  • Death Certificates: Issued upon an individual's death, these documents record essential details including the date, place, and cause of death. They are necessary for legal processes such as settling estates, claiming life insurance, and arranging funerals.
  • Marriage Certificates: These documents confirm the legal union of two individuals in matrimony. Marriage certificates are often required for changing names, applying for spousal benefits, and legal proof of relationship, divorce (international divorce).
  • Divorce Decrees: Official records that mark the dissolution of a marriage. Divorce decrees are necessary for name changes, remarriage, and legal documentation of marital status.
  • Change of Surname Certificates: These documents record the legal change of an individual’s surname. They are required for updating personal identification documents and records.


Obtaining civil status records involves visiting government offices, filling out forms, and often waiting for extended periods for processing. Different regions and countries have varying processes and requirements for obtaining civil status records. Understanding these differences is essential for ensuring successful applications.


After receiving the documents, the company's specialists will legalize them through apostille for civil status documents to be submitted to the authorities of other countries. They will also translate the documents from a foreign language.