REQUIREMENTS FOR OVERSEAS REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS

  • At least one (1) parent whose name is recorded on the Foreign Birth Certificate MUST be a Guyanese by
  • Registrant must be born after May 26, 1966.
  • Person to be registered must appear in person along with the documents outlined below.
  • Original Birth Certificate of the Registrant will be retained.
  • Payment of $20 can be made by cash, debit/credit card or Money Order made payable to Consulate General of Guyana New York.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

  • Original Birth Certificate of the person being registered
  • Proof of Birth of the Guyanese parent, whose name must be recorded on the foreign Birth Certificate.
  • Original Birth Certificate of parent of registrant
  • Valid photo identification of person effecting the registration.
  • If that person is not the parent, a duly notarized authorization should also be produced.
  • Births not registered in English must be accompanied by an official translation.

PROCESS

  • Complete processing of the registration can take up to one (1) week.
  • Applicants may wish to check on the status of the registration by checking this website.
  • On completion of the registration, contact will be made with the applicant.
  • On receipt of the Registration Certificate, a check should be made to ensure that all of information recorded is correct. If any errors are detected, return the Certificate to the Consulate for rectification.
  • A copy of the Registration will be forwarded to the General Registrar Office in Guyana for its records.

NOTE:

On receipt of the Certificate of Registration of Birth, the registrant becomes eligible to apply for a Guyana passport.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS RESIDING OVERSEAS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

  • The applicant must be registered
  • Obtain application form from this website or the Consulate
  • Complete application form
  • Payment of $10 can be made by cash, debit/credit card or Money Order  made payable to Consulate General of Guyana New York
  • Deliver to Guyana Consulate with completed application form (An accompanying copy of the current Certificate would be helpful (if available)
  • If postage is requested, submit a prepaid return postage envelope for postage of the Certificate to you
  • If applying on behalf of a registrant, a valid photo identification of the person submitting the application must be presented.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE FORM

  • Ensure that the form is completed correctly
  • Do not use ‘call names’
  • In case of a name change after the original Birth Certificate is issued, the document (e.g. Deed Poll) verifying the new name must be submitted.

PROCESS

  • On successful completion of the application and payment, the application will be forwarded to the General Register to complete processing which takes approximately 4-6 weeks
  • Applicants may wish to check on the status of the application by checking this website
  • On the return of the Certificate to the Consulate, contact will be made with the applicant.
  • On receipt of the Birth Certificate, a check should be made to ensure that the name is correctly spelt. If incorrectly spelt, return the Certificate to the Consulate for onward transmission to the GRO.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF DEATHS ABROAD

Persons born in Guyana who die in a foreign country are entitled to have their deaths registered at Missions overseas.

  • Proof that the deceased was a Guyanese by BIRTH.
  • Death Certificate issued in the country where the death occurred.
  • Person effecting the registration must submit valid photo identification.
  • All documents must be authenticated.

PROCESS

  • Complete processing of the registration can take up to one (1) week.
  • Applicants may wish to check on the status of the registration by checking this website.
  • On completion of the registration, contact will be made with the applicant.
  • On receipt of the Registration Certificate, a check should be made to ensure that all of information recorded is correct. If any errors are detected, return the Certificate to the Consulate for rectification.
  • A copy of the Registration will be forwarded to the General Registrar Office in Guyana for its records.

NOTE:                          

On receipt of the Certificate of the Registration of death overseas, an application can be made through the Consulate for a Death Certificate of the deceased.