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The registration of birth is regulated by Law No. 4,808, on Civil Registry and Decree with Force of Law No. 2.128, of August 30, 1930, which contains the Organic Regulations of the Civil Registry, with the amendments of Law No. 19,585. Its text was consolidated, coordinated and systematized by the Decree with Force of Law No. 1 of the Ministry of Justice of 2009.
Article 28 of Law No. 4,808, on Civil Registry, states categorically that within 60 days from the date on which the birth occurred, registration must take place.
"Within the term of sixty days, counted from the date on which the birth occurred, the registration of the newborn child must be made, at the verbal or written request of any of the people indicated by the following article. "
In addition, the registration of the birth of a child may be required within 30 days after birth, only by the father or mother, by themselves or by proxy. After this period, the other persons indicated above are obliged to request such registration.
The Civil Registry Officer must leave a statement, in the birth registration, of the statements that the parents or their representatives make in accordance with No. 1 of Article 187 and the first paragraph of Article 188 of the Civil Code; certify the identity of the applicant and require him to stamp his signature; or, if you can not sign, print your digital print.
Likewise, the Civil Registry Officer must inform the mother or the person who registers a child of undetermined parentage, the rights of the children to claim the legal determination of paternity or maternity and how to enforce them through courts.
In order to request the registration of the birth of a child of matrimonial affiliation, the family’s notebook or a marriage certificate of the parents and a proof of the birth must be kept; that is, a medical certificate. In the event that there was no proof of birth, you can prove the fact of birth, by two competent witnesses, over 18 years.
However, in the case of a child of non-marital affiliation, the persons who are obliged to request it may apply for registration.
If the parents require it or one of them, they can recognize it as a child. The fact of the birth is verified in the same way as in the case of the son of matrimonial filiation.
Article 110 of the Organic Regulations of the Civil Registry, states that the registration of births, marriages or deaths of Chileans abroad, will be made in the Registries of the First District of the Commune of Santiago.
The respective consul will send the original documents, duly legalized, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where that authenticity will be certified, and then send them to the Curator of the Civil Registry, so that the latter may order the corresponding registration.