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Population: 11.451.652 | Surface: 110.860 km² | Capital: La Habana | Government: Socialist Republic Popular Democracy | Currency: Cuban Peso

Cuba is a country settled in an archipelago of the Antilles Sea, also known as the Caribbean Sea. Its main island, known as the Island of Cuba, is the largest of the Greater Antilles. To the north of Cuba are the United States and Bahamas, to the west Mexico, to the south the Cayman Islands and Jamaica and to the southeast the island of Hispaniola.

The current Constitution establishes that Cuba is a socialist state, organized as a democratic and unitary republic. Since 1977, a new political division was established in Cuba, which organized the country in 14 provinces, 169 municipalities and the special municipality of the Isla de la Juventud.

The Cuban unicameral parliament, the National Assembly of Popular Power, is the supreme organ of state power. Of the more than 600 members, half is proposed by the group of deputies and delegates, and the other by civil society, which is constituted through the elections to said assemblies. They serve for periods of five years.


1. Specialized agency
The Registry of Civil Status as a public institution through which the State guarantees the registration of the facts and acts related to the civil status of individuals constitutes a means for the formation of demographic, health and other statistics of social interest. The birth, marriage, death, acquisition, loss or recovery of Cuban citizenship and any act or act that constitutes or affects the civil status of persons shall be registered in the Registry of Civil Status and within the terms established by this Law and its Regulation. The facts or acts that constitute or affect the marital status of the persons, and the documents in which they consist so that they have a probative value they must be previously registered or recorded in the Registry of Civil Status.

2. Dependence
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the technical, political and methodological direction in matters related to the registration of the civil status of people.

3. Organization chart of the Civil Status Registry
Registry of the Civil Status will be integrated by a system of inscriptions and marginal notes of the facts and acts related to the civil status of the people, which will be called seats, and will consist interchangeably in:

Registry offices in each municipality;
The offices of the provincial registries;
The offices of the Special Registry;
The consular offices of Cuba;
The offices of the palaces of the marriages in each municipality.
The Registry of Civil Status is divided into four sections: Births, Marriages, Deaths and Citizenship.
The offices of the Registry of Civil Status will be in charge of a registrar

4. Functions
The registrar of civil status shall have the following duties, powers and functions:

Take statements, receive requests and documents concerning the marital status of people and qualify them, and if in doubt, demand or verify the truthfulness or authenticity of the statements, requests and documents that are made or submitted;
Extending, or arranging to extend, under your direction and responsibility, the inscriptions and notes that must be made in the seats of the offices of the Registry;
Custody and preserve the books, documents, files or files that work in the offices of the Registry;
Issue certifications based on the entries and documents that work in the offices of the Registry and the refusals that result from them;
To correct errors or material omissions in the inscriptions;
Process and resolve the change, addition or modification of names and surnames;
Authorize the formalization of marriage;
Deny the application for registrations when they do not meet the requirements established in this Law;
Direct, control and supervise the work of statistical information and others that derive from the inscriptions or annotations made in the offices of the Registry;
Direct, control and supervise the work of the Registry offices and their auxiliary personnel;
The others established in this Law and its Regulations.

5. Identity documents in the Cuban system
Birth certificate, Minor Card (up to 16 years old) and Identity Meat

6. Identification Document Name

The identity card that is issued by another entity called CIRP (Identity Card and Population Registry) by the Ministry of Interior.

7. Formalities
Birth certificate
Marriage certificate
Death certificate
Certificate of Citizenship
Criminal record
Divorce certificate
Last Will Acts
Declaration of Heirs
Single Faith
Legal capacity
Other Official Documents
Literal Document Certification

9. Main Regulations.
According to Law No. 51 of July 15, 2986, the Civil Status Registry is a public institution through which the events and events related to the civil status of persons are guaranteed.