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Registration as a Citizen of Guyana (Overseas Births)

Registration as a Citizen of Guyana (Overseas Births)

GUIDELINES: REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF GUYANA (OVERSEAS BIRTH) 

REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF GUYANA (OVERSEAS BIRTH) – PERSONS BORN AFTER MAY 26, 1966

PLEASE NOTE:

The Embassy issues a Guyana Certificate of Entry into the Register of Births to a person born to Guyanese parents overseas after May 26, 1966.


 

Certified English translations of all documents that are in foreign languages are required.

All original documents will be returned to the Applicant.

The Registrant becomes eligible to apply for a Republic of Guyana Passport once the Registration process has been completed.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • The person to be registered (the Registrant) must be born after the commencement of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (May 26, 1966).

  • At least one parent whose name is recorded on the Registrant’s Foreign Certificate of Birth must be a Guyanese by Birth.

  • The Registrant shall become a citizen of Guyana at his/her date of birth, if at that date, at least one of the parents is a citizen of Guyana.

DOCUMENTATION:

Both parents must provide a written letter consenting to the registration of  children. 

For Registrant:

  • A letter from a Current Citizen of Guyana (Informant) addressed to the Embassy requesting registration as a Citizen of Guyana, clearly stating the full name and postal address to whom the Birth Certificate should be mailed.

  • Original Certificate of Birth

  • A copy valid photo identification (Passport or Identification Card)

  • Original Certificate of Marriage (If applicant is female and there has been a change of name)

  • Original Deed Poll/Declaration/Decree Absolute Certificate (If there has been a change of name other than through Marriage)

For Guyanese Parent:

  • Original Certificate of Birth of the Guyanese Parent, whose name must be recorded on the foreign Certificate of Birth

  • If there was a change of name – Original Certificate of Marriage (if the applicant is female and is married, divorced or widowed)

  • Original Deed Poll/Declaration/Decree Absolute Certificate (If there has been a change of name other than through Marriage)

  • Valid photo identification (Passport or Identification Card)

  • If the person effecting the registration (for a minor) is not the parent (e.g. a Guardian), then a duly notarized authorization is required as well as a valid photo identification.

FEES:

The Embassy only receives payment by bank transfer. Cash is NOT accepted.

Registration: €15

Account Details:
Embassy of Guyana
ING Bank
BE67 3101 0073 4687
BIC: BBRUBEBB

Return Postage of documents via Registered Mail: €15

Account Details:
Embassy of Guyana
ING Bank
BE78 3101 0073 4586
BIC: BBRUBEBB

The Embassy would not be in a position to process an Application if the respective fees are not received. The fees can be paid in cash or transferred into the Embassy’s Bank Account.

PLEASE TRANSFER THE EXACT FEE INTO THE ACCOUNTS. THE EMBASSY WOULD NOT BE IN A POSITION TO REFUND ANY EXCESS PAYMENT.

PROCESS:

Registration can be completed in one (1) day, once the relevant documents are submitted and verified by the Embassy before the originals are sent via post. Such documents should be sent to the Embassy via email address (consular@embassyofguyana.be).

The Embassy will dispatch to the Applicant the Certificate of Registration of Birth via Registered Mail to the return address stated. The Registrant is required to check this document to ensure that the information recorded is correct.

The Applicant is required to confirm receipt of the Certificate and other documents by signing and returning to the Embassy the “Receipt of Documents Slip” via email address (consular@embassyofguyana.be).

A copy of the Certificate will be sent to the General Register Office (GRO) in Georgetown, Guyana for its records.

EMBASSY’S POSTAGE ADDRESS:

 

Embassy of Guyana

114 Boulevard Brand Whitlock (3rd Floor)

1200 Brussels

Belgium

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