Under Nicaraguan law, a delayed birth record can be created if a birth was never registered
or the original record was destroyed. Changes can also be made to correct errors.
The local judge and Ministry of Justice must approve repositions. The evidence on
which they are based and their format vary; but, they show either that they are based
on legal proceedings and/or are from a book of repositions. The birth registers show
references to repositions to alert registrars to their existence.