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Registering a death

Updated date: 27/01/2022

ASSISTANCE WHEN SOMEONE HAS PASSED AWAY

Every time someone has passed away, this needs to be recorded at the local civil registry. In the case of Argentinians, it is recommended to register the event before Argentine authorities after obtaining the local death certificate*.

You can register someone’s passing away at this Consulate and receive a certificate to submit before Argentine authorities that may request it for various paperwork.

You can request the registration by posting the required documents and a return envelope.

Requirements:

- British death certificate (no translation or Apostille needed)*

- DNI and Argentine passport of the deceased person

- DNI/passport of the person requesting the registration (DNI for Argentinians, passport for other nationalities)

- Address, email and phone number of the person requesting the registration

In case no Argentine IDs can be submitted for the deceased person, please write to notariales@clond.mrecic.gov.ar including your phone number.

*Should you register the death in Argentina (without Consular intervention), the British certificate MUST be apostilled and by the FCO and translated into Spanish.

 

ASHES AND REMAINS REPATRIATION

Documents required to take ashes into Argentina:

- Death certificate issued by the Consulate (or the British death certificate, apostilled and translated if the event was not registered at the Consulate)

- Cremation certificate

Documents required to repatriate remains to Argentina:

- Death certificate issued by the Consulate (or the British death certificate, apostilled and translated if the event was not registered at the Consulate)

- Declaration by the funeral home about the preparation of the remains

- Free of infection certificate issued by local sanitary authorities

- Out of UK certificate issued by local authorities

To repatriate remains, you will need to indicate their destination in Argentina when requesting the registration at the Consulate.

 

Except for the death certificate issued by the Consulate, all necessary documents are issued by local authorities, without Consular intervention. All documents issued by British authorities must be apostilled by the FCO and translated into Spanish. It is recommended to contact the travel insurance (if the deceased was a tourist), the airlines and services you may hire to learn about specific repatriation requirements.

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