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Applying to Have an Act of Birth Made Outside Québec Inserted into the Québec Register of Civil Status

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When a child is born in another Canadian province or in another country, and the parents are residents of Québec, the birth is registered in the province or country where the child was born.

The child’s parents can have the act of birth inserted into the Québec register of civil status, as they may need to have an official document issued by the Directeur de l'état civil.

To insert an act of birth made outside Québec into the Québec register of civil status, an Application for Insertion of an Act of Civil Status Made Outside Québec in the Québec Register of Civil Status must be sent to the Directeur de l’état civil, along with the required documents.

Once the act is inserted into the Québec register of civil status, an application for a civil status document can be made in the usual manner.

Note 
Despite being inserted into the Québec register of civil status, an act of civil status made outside Québec is considered a semi-authentic document (see Definitions), unless its validity has been recognized by a Québec Court. Certificates, copies of an act or attestations of an act issued by the Directeur de l’état civil will contain a notation concerning their semi-authentic nature.

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