Civil Status Documents Related to Birth: Certificate, Copy of an Act or Attestation
Directeur de l'état civil
ClienteleAnyone may apply for an attestation of birth. RequirementAn attestation is issued if the fact or notation to be attested to is information appearing on the birth certificate or copy of the act of birth. If this is not the case, the applicant must justify his or her interest in obtaining the attestation.
To apply for an attestation of birth, you must:
Fees The fees below cover the cost of processing your application, printing the requested document and shipping it to you. Normal Processing
Methods of Payment You can pay in one of the following ways, depending on how you submit your application:
Note Payment by cheque may require additional processing time. Postdated cheques are not accepted: the application and cheque will be returned to the applicant.
Processing TimeNormal Processing The document requested will be issued within 10 working days. It will then be sent to you by regular mail. Accelerated Processing The document requested will be issued within 3 working days. It will then be sent to you by Xpresspost. Xpresspost service is only available within Canada. An attestation of birth to be delivered outside of Canada can only be sent by regular mail. Note If the birth occurred shorty before the request, it could take about 2 weeks longer for the application to be processed. Certain cases may also require additional processing time, particularly when:
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