Paraguay is a sovereign state located in southeast and central South America. Its territory comprises two different regions separated by the Paraguay River, the east region is mountainous with forest, and the west region is part of the Great Chaco. It is a landlocked country although has river coasts formed by two major rivers, the Paraguay and the Parana that flow into the Rio de la Plata river and which are used as paths to reach the sea. Paraguay borders Argentine to the south, southeast and southwest, Brazil to the east and Bolivia to the northwest.
The country’s main economic sector is agriculture. The seven most important exportation products are soybean and its derivations, beef, corn, wheat, sesame, sunflower’s oil and sugar.
REGISTRY SYSTEM OF PEOPLE
1.- Specialized organism:
The Civil Status Registry, through the Civil Status Registry’s Office, is the organism in charge of recording the vital facts and vital acts of individuals during their lifetime, according to the law. It is responsible also for filing said information and other documentary. It also keeps statistics of the aforementioned acts in coordination with the correspondent organisms.
The Civil Status Registry has more than 480 local offices placed in zones where it is considered necessary and convenient according to current researching made by the institution.
The Civil Status Registry is a dependency of the Ministry of Justice and Employment and it has the necessary organization and personnel for accomplishing their duties which have been foreseen in the General Budget of the Nation.
3. Organizational chart:
Civil Status Registry’s Office is headed by a General Director who, at the same time, coordinates with Registry clerks distributed throughout the country.
Compilation, documentation, filing, custody, registration and certification of all the vital facts and vital acts related to the civil status of citizens.
5. Identity documents in the Paraguayan system:
Birth Certificate and Civil Identity Card.
6.- Name of the Identity Document: Civil Identity Card.
About Civil Registry: Requisition for Digital or Manual Certificates; Consulate registration; Administrative amendments in information that has been registered; administrative reconstituting in certificates, Registration of foreign matrimony; Law confirmation of certificates.
Compliance of provisions from the Judiciary Power:
Requisition of reports; Acknowledgement of children; options for nationality; reconstituting certificates upon judicial requisition; registration of births, marriages and deceases upon judicial requisition; inversion of last names; nullification of registration; registration of pretend matrimony; registration of adoptions; registration of divorces; addition of name and last name; change of name.
Concepción e/ Lapacho y Cedro – Barrio Hipódromo.
Telephone number: 560 – 400 / 7
9.- Main regulation.-
- Law 1266/87 of Civil Status Registry.
- Law 582/85 that regulates the Article 146 item 3) of the National Constitution and modifies the Article 18 of the Law No.1266 from November 4th. 1987.
- Law No. 1377/99 that orders the issuance of the birth certificate and the Civil Identity card, at no cost.
- Law No. 3140 from December 2006 – Provides facilities for a delayed registration.
- Law No. 1183/86 – Paraguayan Civil Code.
- Law No. 1/92 – Partial modification of the Civil Code.
- Law No. 1.680/01 – Code of childhood and adolescence.
- Law No. 1136/97 about adoptions
- Law No. 45/91 about divorce.