“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
The death certificate is a document that certifies the passing of an individual. It is typically used to close bank accounts, request a certificate of last will, estate procedures, etc.
If you need to submit a death certificate in Ecuador, it must be presented in Spanish. Likewise, it must be redacted in the language corresponding to the country where you will use it. In other words, if you are a foreigner and your death certificate is in a language such as French, German, English, or Russian, you will need an official sworn translation of the death certificate into the Spanish language.
At Tracendio, we have extensive experience in translating all kinds of official documents, including death certificates. We will deliver your sworn translation within short timeframes and at affordable prices.
We have official sworn translators who will assist you throughout the process, from start to finish. Once your certificate is properly translated, it will include the seal, signature, and certification of our sworn translators to guarantee you a quality translation.
When will I need a translation of a death certificate?
The translation of the death certificate will be mandatory if the certificate is written in a language different from that of the country where you need to present it.
Procedures in Ecuador: If the death certificate is written in French and you live in Ecuador, you will need to submit a sworn translation of the death certificate from French to Spanish.
Procedures abroad: On the other hand, if you are in France and you need to submit a death certificate in that country, and your certificate is written in Spanish, you will need a sworn translation of the death certificate from Spanish to French.
Types of Death Certificates:
In most countries, two types of death certificates are offered, and they apply only to positive certificates. These certificates confirm the death of a person registered in the civil registry. In such cases, there are two types of certificates:
- Extract: This is a summary of the relevant information regarding the death found in the civil registry report.
- Literal Certificate: This certificate refers to a literal copy of the death registration. It contains all relevant information about the case, as well as the deceased’s details and identity at the time of death.
Procedures that require a death certificate:
- Settling an inheritance.
- Certificate of last will.
- Arranging a burial or funeral.
- Closing a bank account in the deceased’s name.
- Requesting a removal from the municipal register.
In most cases, these procedures are carried out abroad. That is, if a deceased person had property in a country other than their residence, the death certificate must be translated into the language of the country where the property is located in order to proceed with the respective procedure.
This is why it is important to have qualified translators to ensure that the procedure will not be rejected. The person responsible for the translation must not only be highly qualified but also legally authorized to carry out the translation of your death certificate, ensuring that it is an accurate translation without altering the meaning of the text.
How can I obtain my death certificate?
Interested citizens can access this service online through the website of the Civil Registry at the following link:
- Visit the mentioned link.
- Select the “Family Certificates” tab.
- Choose “Death Certificate.”
- Add it to your cart.
- You will be directed to the Civil Registry login page, where you should enter your ID and password. If you haven’t registered, you can create a new account and continue the process.
- Once inside the platform, choose the payment method for the procedure.
- After completing the payment, you can download the certificate.
Once you have downloaded the certificate, remember that it is necessary to validate it to ensure authenticity. Follow these steps to validate the certificate:
- Visit the following link: [link to validation page] and the Civil Registry validation page will open, indicating that electronically issued certificates from the Civil Registry must be validated by the institution or interested party, and that the only valid information is the one generated on the screen.
- Enter the certificate number (located at the bottom of the issued document).
- Enter the security code displayed on the screen.
- Click “Validate,” and you will be done. You will be able to verify and view the information displayed on the screen.
- The cost of this procedure is $3.00. For holders of a CONADIS card or a disability equal to or greater than 30%, the cost is $0.00, and they do not need to make the payment established for this service.”