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QUEBEC BIRTH CERTIFICATE

All information on the order application must be complete. If any relevant information is left blank, the request will not be filled.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to apply for a QUEBEC birth certificate includes:

(a) you: if the record pertains to your own birth
(b) parents of child
(c) an Agent or person with written authorization of (a) and (b) above
(d) guardian (must have send guardianship papers with application )



QUEBEC MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

All information on the order application must be complete. If any relevant information is left blank, the request will not be filled.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to apply for a QUEBEC marriage certificate includes

(a) you are the bride or groom in the record
(b) an Agent or person with written authorization of (a) and above
(c) a parent of the bride or groom


If you meet the above criteria, click here to apply.



QUEBEC DEATH CERTIFICATE

All information on the order application must be complete. If any relevant information is left blank, the request will not be filled.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to apply for a QUEBEC death certificate includes

(a) you are an immediate family member
(b) an Agent or person with written authorization of (a) above


If you meet the above criteria, click here to apply.


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Do I need a Quebec Birth Certificate?

A Quebec birth certificate is necessary for a variety of occasions such as traveling outside the country, obtaining other documentation such as a drivers license, health card, or a social insure card, it is also used when enrolling a child in school, applying to University or College. Please remember that a Canadian passport is not proof of citizenship but an official travel document.


Is applying for a Quebec Birth Certificate different than applying for a birth certificate in other parts of the country?

In Québec, the Directeur de l'état civil (registrar of civil status) is responsible for preparing and amending acts of civil status and issuing certificates or copies of acts. The Directeur de l'état civil issues one of three types of birth certificates depending on your request, first a full sized birth certificate, second an abridged version of the Quebec Birth Certificate and third a copy of the Act of Birth.


What is the difference between a full sized Quebec birth certificate an abridged copy of a birth certificate?

The abridged birth certificate is smaller 8.7 cm by 5.5 cm as opposed to 21.5 cm by 18.5 cm and does not contain as many details as the Quebec birth certificate, such as the the mother' and father's surnames and given names. The Act of Birth document is not a birth certificate but is used to obtain a birth certificate in Quebec.


Do I need an Act of Birth?

In Quebec it is mandatory that any newborn is registered with the Quebec Register of Civil Status. Such registration allows the child to obtain a birth certificate, a health insurance card and a social insurance number. To obtain an Act of Birth the Registrar of Civil Status needs two documents. The first document that the Registrar needs is the Attestation of Birth. The Attestation of Birth is submitted to the Registrar of Civil Status by the person who was assisting with the birth be it a doctor or a nurse, it indicates the place of birth along with the time, gender, weight of the child, plus the mother's name and information about her, such as her place of birth, and her address. A copy is made of the Attestation of Birth and given to the parents, this copy is green to make it easily identifiable. The second document that the Registrar needs is the Declaration of Birth. This document is filled out by the parents and sent by them to Registrar office. The parents have 30 days after the birth of their child to fill out this document and send it, if they do not there are penalties.


Do language laws in Quebec affect our Quebec birth certificate?

The Registrar of Civil Status may ask you to choose a different name form the one you have gavin your child only if they feel it will cause the child child damage by inviting ridicule. The Act of Birth will still be drawn up by the Registrar with the name you provided but the Registrar will contact the Attorney General of Quebec who in turn will ask the court to replace the given name with either the family name or with a more common name. It is recommended that when naming your child to give them no more than four names. If your child will be baptized later it is important to include the baptismal name as one of the given names since the Declaration of Birth constitutes the civil act. The spelling of given names entered in the register of civil status must match exactly how you spell them when you are filling out the Declaration of birth. Compound given names joined with a hyphen are acceptable.

How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Quebec?

The length of time depends on a variety of circumstances. There are some situations which may make the length of time for getting a birth certificate longer. First, if you have not requested a civil status document since 1994, second if the information you provided differs from the information in the Registrar of Civil Status, and thirdly if the Registrar has not yet received the Attestation of Birth from the doctor or nurse present at the birth of your child because the event was recent. If a Quebec birth certificate is needed sooner one can appeal to the Registrar of Civil Status by claiming that there are circumstances which necessitate having your Quebec birth certificate sooner. Examples of such circumstances could be a new work opportunity which requires your birth certificate or an upcoming marriage to your partner which would require a birth certificate.




























 

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