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Death certificate registration

Updated date: 06/12/2019

The death of an Argentine citizen which takes place outside of Argentina must be registered at the Argentine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over the place of death.

Therefore, only a death of an Argentine citizen which took place in Sweden can be registered at the Argentine Embassy in Sweden.

The registration enables the death to take effect in Argentina retroactively since the day when the death took place.

Fee: amount in SEK equivalent to USD 40 at the exchange rate valid on the day of the appointment. The exact amount in SEK will be informed at the Embassy.

Time: the registration is completed at the appointment. The person who required the registration will be granted a death registration certificate.


1° | Request an appointment by email to consulares_esuec@mrecic.gov.ar informing name and surname of the dead person and -if you wish- preference of days for the appointment.

2° | Wait for the appointment assignment by the Embassy, ​​which you will receive by email within 2 business days after the appointment request.

3° | Attend the appointment bringing the required documentation for the procedure.

Required documentation

1 | Death certificate (personbevis) issued by local authorities (Skatteverket), signed and stamped by an official of that body and later legalized with apostille by a notary public.

2 | Translation into Spanish of the death certificate (personbevis), made by an official translator. No apostille is required on the translation.

If you do not know any official Swedish-Spanish translator, you should contact Kammarkollegiet (Translators' Association).

3 | Argentine DNI (or passport, if not Argentine) of the person requiring the registration.

4 | Argentine DNI of the dead person, in case of having it.

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