- Questions of the CURP (Unique Population Registry Code)
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What’s the CURP?
The CURP is the individual registry of each person living in Mexico, either nationals or foreigners, as well as the Mexicans that live in other countries.
What do I need to process my CURP?
In order for you to process your CURP, you must present a copy of an identity document (birth certificate, naturalization letter, immigration document).
Where can I process my CURP?
There are three options for you to process and obtain your CURP:
- If you work in the private sector, the procedure will be handled by the IMSS as soon as your empolyer registers you before IMSS or AFORE.
- If you are a user of any of the services provided by the Federal Offices they are responsible to carry out the necessary procedures (SEP, SEDENA, SEDESOL, etc).
- If you work for the Federal Government, the procedure should be handled by the human resources’ area of each of the offices.
How can I ask to make corrections on my CURP?
EIn case your CURP shows mistaken information, you may say so in your correction application (to be found in the back of the letter that you will receive along with your CURP), along with the copy of a document. You must hand it in to the institution or office that you received it from, in the offices of the civil registers of each state in México or in the units of the National Population Registration.
If I don’t receive any answers on my CURP, who can I contact?
You may ask for support at the Centre of Attention to CURP Users at 51 28 11 11, if you’re in México City, and to 01 800 911 11 11 if you’re in any other place in the country. By Internet we ask you to use TRAMITANET (www.tramitanet.gob.mx).
What does my CODE stand for?
The CODE has 18 elements that have been taken out from an alphanumeric code. Sixteen of them have been extracted from the personal identity document (birth certificate, naturalization letter, immigration document or Mexican nationality certificate), and the other two are assigned by the National Population Register.
Example: Alamán Pérez Ricardo, born in México City on March 21st 1963
From the first last name, the first letter and first internal vowel are to be extracted.
From the second last name, the first letter is taken out (P). If there is no second last name, an X is to be written down.
From the first name, the first letter is extracted (R). In cases where the person has two first names and they start with María or José, the second name is to be taken into account for the assignment of the letter.
Birthdate: Year, month and day (630321).
An H will be assigned to men and an M to women. In the present case the letter assigned should be an “H”.
The place of birth will be established in accordance to the two letters that are given to it in the code of each Federative Entity (DF).
The first three internal consonants of the two last and the first names will be the next letters in the code (LRC).
To avoid repeated registries, the REGISTRO NACIONAL DE POBLACIÓN assigns any number to position 17 (0).
The last number is a verification digit that is also assigned by the REGISTRO NACIONAL DE POBLACIÓN (6).