Having your documents up to date is essential for the daily movements that we need to do on a day-to-day basis and to resolve different situations, especially the civil marriage certificate. The document on civil marriage even replaces the birth certificate after its issuance.
If you have lost it and need a copy of your civil marriage certificate, it is necessary to resolve the issue as soon as possible, in this post we clarify what needs to be done in this case.
What this article covers:
What is a civil marriage certificate?
The certificate is a document whose content comes from the marriage record and is drawn up in a book deposited in the care of the civil registry.
It is this certificate that proves the union between two people and the property regime in the marital union, after the change in marital status. In many cases, the birth certificate is no longer required, replaced by the marriage certificate.
The civil marriage certificate takes this name because it is registered at the Civil Registry Office and is extremely important for situations such as: buying a property, applying for financing and even requesting a new copy of the RG.
How much does a copy of the updated marriage certificate cost?
Requesting a copy of your civil marriage certificate is easier than you might think, this copy is known as a duplicate, and can be requested online or directly at the registry office. The value of the second copy of the civil marriage certificate is R$ 22.05 without administrative fees, with the fees it can reach R$ 39.27.
Is it possible to get a copy of a marriage certificate online?
Yes, it is possible to obtain a copy of the document online and it can also be printed at home, but even so, this copy becomes just a copy, and you must go to the nearest notary office to validate it.
If you apply for a duplicate of the civil marriage certificate in the Brazilian Civil Registry official website, you can receive your copy by email or by post at your residence. The notary has about 5 business days as a deadline for issuing the certificate after confirming the payment, which can be made by bank slip (which usually takes 2 business days to clear), credit or debit. It is worth remembering that delivery also has a fee to be paid.
Who can apply for a duplicate marriage certificate?
Anyone can apply for a duplicate marriage certificate by paying the issuing fee. But, for the request to be made, it is necessary to have some data at hand, such as the applicant’s RG, full name of the spouses, and name of the registry office that made the first registration.
Losing a document is not legal, even more so because it is one as important as the civil marriage certificate, now you know what to do to issue a duplicate of it and settle this pending issue.
And be very careful when keeping it so as not to lose it again, the civil marriage certificate issued over the internet can also be consulted online, if necessary.
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