Need a Dominican birth certificate?

If you were born in the Dominican Republic and would like us to obtain an original of your Dominican birth certificate, you have come to the right place.


Alternatively, if you require a copy of a relative's birth certificate, please also feel free to contact us by completing the form on this page. 
We look forward to hearing from you.
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A restored Dominican birth ledger from 
                    
the period 1866 to 1870
                        
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A restored Dominican birth ledger from 
                            
the 1860s
                                

Dominican Birth Certificates: Q&A

What information do you need from me for you to be able to search for a Dominican birth record?  We require:   

  • name of the person born 
  • date of birth 
  • town of birth
  • names of both parents   
Sometimes we are able to run a search with incomplete information to hand, but we would always ask that you first try hard to obtain all of the pertinent information - especially if it is a birth from a long time ago - by involving friends and family members who may possess more information than you do.

There are several types of Dominican birth certificates. Which type would you recommend we order from you? We always send our clients the longform certificate which contains the complete birth record. Longform Dominican birth certificates are the type most often required by embassies and government offices. In the Dominican Republic they are referred to as ACTA INEXTENSA in Spanish.

Within how many days must a Dominican birth be registered? Dominican law requires that births be registered at the local civil registry office within 60 days, or 90 days for births which occur in the countryside.

Dominican Republic birth certificates

How are births recorded in the Dominican Republic? When a birth is declared at a Dominican registry office, the birth details get entered into one of the following three different birth ledgers:

  1. TIMELY BIRTH-LEDGER - For births declared within the statutory 60 days (or 90 days if the birth occurred in the countryside

  2. UNTIMELY BIRTH-LEDGER - For births declared outwith the above mentioned 60 or 90 days

  3. FOREIGN BIRTH-LEDGER - For births of babies whose parents are foreign.
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      Ledger for timely birth records 
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   Ledger for untimely birth records