Registro del Estado Civil y Capacidad de las Personas

14:41 Feb 18, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Law (general) / BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Spanish term or phrase: Registro del Estado Civil y Capacidad de las Personas
Dear colleagues,

The certificate is issued in Argentina and the translation is to be submitted to the Australian Embassy... I would like to know what is the specific name of the Civil Registry in Australia, between several options:
Office of Vital Statistics
Civil Registry and Vital Statistics
Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Other?

Since I am not sure what is the specific name of this institution in Australia and I have not found the specific answer yet
Sandra Pozzi
Argentina
Local time: 04:37

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Taña Dalglish
Births, deaths and marriages registries in Australia
andres-larsen

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Reference information:
This has been asked several times.

https://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/law_general/22...

https://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/law_patents/14...
https://www.translatorscafe.com/tcterms/en-US/question.aspx?...
https://books.google.com.jm/books?id=07RZDv1CdwkC&pg=PA211&l...

A number of options above, but of all of them, the one that make more sence to me is "Civil Registry and Vital Records" (2nd link).

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https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Australia_Civil_Registr...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_registration
Australia
In Australia civil registrations are carried out and maintained by state administrations. Tasmania began registrations in 1838, Western Australia in 1841, South Australia in 1842, Victoria in 1854, Queensland and New South Wales in 1856, Northern Territory in 1870, and Australian Capital Territory in 1911. Because early civil registration often involved the churches, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish whether early records are civil or church records. From 1856 civil registration was carried out by government employees and was independent of the church. The information recorded in records varies from state to state. South Australia call the appropriate central registry Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and in Victoria it is the Government Statist Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The other states call the registry the Office of the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Taña Dalglish
Jamaica
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 500

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  AllegroTrans: Yes, but "vital statistics" only for USA, not suitable Australia//"country neutral" expression commensurate as far as possible with the country of origin is needed
8 mins
  -> Thank you. The problem most translators face is trying to find an equivalent translation, which often is not the thing to do! In this case, my understanding is this is for the Australian High Commission in ?. Regards.
agree  philgoddard: What it's called in Australia is irrelevant.
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.
agree  BBEAU: I think if the certificate was issued in Argentina, the term should be translated according the Argentine Legal system. For me, one of the option is "Registry of Civil Status". Rgards
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Reference: Births, deaths and marriages registries in Australia

Reference information:
Births, deaths and marriages registries | australia.gov.au
https://www.australia.gov.au/.../births-deaths-and-marriages...
Births, deaths and marriages registries
Register a birth, apply for a certificate, change your name or search your family history. The registration of births, deaths and marriages, changes of name, changes of sex, adoptions and provision of certificates is the responsibility of the state and territory governments in Australia.

Civil registration - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_registration
Australia -
South Australia call the appropriate central registry Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and in Victoria it is the Government Statist Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The other states call the registry the Office of the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

andres-larsen
Venezuela
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 113

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  AllegroTrans: good refs but it isn't a good idea to "mimic" the Australian system
1 hr
  -> depending on where in Australia this is targeted, @Sandra Pozzi should be able to localize her translation
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