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The National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec) recalled that as long as the death of a deceased person is not registered, their identity document (DNI) will remain active. According to figures from Ministry of Health (Minsa), in Peru, a total of 184,507 citizens have died since the start of the pandemic due to coronavirus (COVID-19), in March 2020.

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Deaths in Peru

The entity explained that when a death occurs in national territory, Reniec itself automatically registers the death in civil registries and generates the death certificate with the information that health centers register in the National Death Information System (Sinadef). This action has been carried out since 2020.

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“In cases where the health center has not been able to register the death online, registration must be made at Reniec”, reported the entity.


  • Death certificate, signed and stamped by the doctor. If there is no one to prove the death, the sworn statement of the political, judicial or religious authority will be accepted.
  • Original DNI of the deceased person, if there is none, an affidavit for loss must be signed.
  • Remember that the procedure is free.

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Deaths abroad

In the case of Peruvians who die outside the national territory, Reniec indicated that their death may be registered at the Peruvian Consulate of the country where they died.

Otherwise, the death must be registered at the Reniec offices.


  • Original death certificate from the country of death duly apostilled and translated, if available in another language.
  • Original DNI of the deceased person, if there is none, an affidavit for loss must be signed.
  • If the declarant is a foreigner, an original and a simple copy of the immigration card, passport or identity card must be presented.
  • The procedure is free.



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