Registration and procedures in the Civil Registry
Civil Registry Competences
The Civil Registry is an administrative body or public service, responsible for recording the facts or acts relating to the civil status of natural persons, as well as others that the laws entrust.
In the Civil Registry births, filiation, the name and surname of the people, real or presumed deaths (ignorance, shipwreck, etc) and marriages are registered. Likewise, it may correspond, depending on the country, the registration of the guards, parental authority, emancipation and nationalization.
The Central Civil Registry in Madrid is a registry dependent on the Ministry of Justice where facts are recorded for whose registration is not competent in any other Registry and those who cannot register due to exceptional circumstances that prevent the operation of the corresponding Registry.
Among others, the Central Civil Registry of Madrid registers events such as the birth of Spaniards occurred abroad, birth of foreigners who acquire Spanish nationality, birth and adoption constituted abroad, changes of nationality and neighborhood of people born abroad, the death of Spaniards occurred abroad, etc.
Through Gestoría Pórtol you can perform all the procedures related to the Civil Registry, without having to make unnecessary and costly trips. Request information and budget without obligation through the contact email or directly at our offices.