MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Thursday 09 December 2021

CORRECTIONS ON DEATH REGISTRATIONS

1. For corrections on a Registration of death a Final judicial decision is needed

Required documents:
– Certified copy of the final judicial decision
– Service report
– Certification from the Office of the Court which issued the decision, certifying that no ordinary or extraordinary appeal has been lodged. It must be issued one month after the service report.
– The applicant must have a valid identification document or passport.

The correction may be requested by a) any person who has a legitimate interest or b) by a duly authorized third party; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney c) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney.

2. Corrections of errors which relate either to the place, the day, the month, the year and the time of death, or to errors of accentuated letters, grammatical and phonological rules, can be corrected at the Special Civic Registry.

Required documents:
– Official documents proving/ supporting/ demonstrating the correction requested.
– The applicant must have a valid identification document or passport.

The correction may be requested by a) any person who has a legitimate interest or b) by a duly authorized third party; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney c) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney.

Presumed death

Required documents:
– Final judicial decision on the declaration of presumed death;
– Publication of a summary of judicial decision in two newspapers (including first and last name, the profession, the address of the missing person and of the person who asked the declaration of the assumed death);
– The service report;
– Copy of the Judgments Bulletin;
– Certificate of legal effect.

A presumed death report is drawn up and the presumed death is declared by the applicant or the appearing attorney, who is granted a Special Power of Attorney.

After the publication of the final court decision declaring the presumed death, all rights related to the presumed death of the missing person may be exercised as if it were a confirmed death.

For annulment of a declaration of presumed death or a change in start time, a new final court decision is required.  Subject to the legal proceedings, the change is registered in the margins of the initial presumed death report.