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Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1914.[1] Civil registration in Panama officially began on April 15, 1914. At that time, the mayors of districts and villages recorded daily the births, marriages, and deaths occurring within their jurisdiction. In 1974, the Direccion Nacional del Registro Civil (National Civil Registry) was created under the Tribunal Electoral and was charged to record all births, marriages, deaths, naturalizations and other judicial acts related to a person's civil state. As a result, Civil Registry offices were created within each provincial capital. [1]

Panama civil registration records are not currently available online. However, birth, marriage, and death certificates can be requested from overseas by sending a written request and payment ($9) to cover postage and handling. The following information should be included: [1]

  • Birth record - Complete name, date of birth, place of birth, name of parents and national ID (cedula)
  • Marriage record - Complete name of the bride and groom, date of marriage, place, and the national IDs of the bride and groom
  • Death record - Complete name of the deceased, place of death and general information about the person's birth
  • Send request to:
    • Licenciada Ana Rivera
    • Apartado 0816-01504
    • Panama, Republica de Panama
    • Tribunal Electoral de Panama, Registro Civil
  • TELEFONO: (507) 504-6253 
  • Contacts:  (Licda. Ana RIvera – Department Chief) or [[1]] (Licdo. Raj Zamorano – Deputy Department Chief)