Nicaragua - Register a Birth

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  1. Submit a completed application for registration.
  2. Present identification and submit all the required documents.
  3. Registration is free, you will have to pay for the issuance fee to obtain a copy of the birth certificate.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed birth registration certificate
  • Photocopy of the identity card of the applicant
  • If the child's parents are foreigners: Passport or Resident's Card
  • If either parent is a minor:
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Identity card of the two witnesses
  • For married parents: Copy of marriage certificate
  • If the birth registration is being filed by someone other than the child's parents, they will need to present the parents' birth certificate.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Registry Office - Managua
Centro Civico, Modulo A, Planta Baja
Telephone: 2265-2249
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Who may file the application:

  • The child's mother or father. If the child's parents are unmarried, the application must be submitted by both parents.
  • If the birth registration is being filed by someone other than the child's parents, they will need to present the parents' birth certificate.
  • If either parent is a minor, presence of two witnesses are required.


  • Registration is free.
  • Issuance of the certificate (first time): C$35


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Where to file your application:

  • At your local civil registry.
  • Hospitals where the child was born may assist in the registration.

Required Information[edit]

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Need for the Document[edit]

Birth registration is mandatory, this must be done within 12 months from the time the child was born.

Following is a procedure on how to register the birth of a child in Nicaragua.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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External Links[edit]

  • Civil Registry Office - Managua:


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