The Panamanian authority which have the responsibility to register each birth in Panama Republic is the Tribunal Electoral.

The main section is located in Panama City and there are sections in each Province.

When the birth occurs in any Hospital, inside the hospital’s building there is a Tribunal Electoral office to inscribe the birth.

When the birth occurs at home, the parents go directly to the Tribunal Electoral representation with the needed documents. Normally whe write a letter with all the birth’s details, and go together with the parents to the Tribunal’s office and register the newborn.

The Panamanian authorities provide the birth certificate, 10 days later.

Dr. Rodrigo Aybar
Dra. Graciela Aybar