Any person may file a request for an attestation of death provided the particular or fact to be attested to concerns information that appears on the death certificate.
Otherwise, the person must justify his or her interest in obtaining the attestation.
Before you request an attestation of death, you must ensure that this document will be accepted by those to whom it must be submitted. An attestation does not constitute official proof of death and does not replace a death certificate or a copy of an act of death.
To obtain an attestation of death, you must complete the Application for an Attestation form.
You may submit your request, along with the required payment, by mail or fax to the Directeur de l'état civil in the city of Québec or by taking it to one of the offices of the Directeur de l’état civil.
When requests are sent by fax, the quality of the documents received varies and they may even be illegible. If they are illegible, your request cannot be processed immediately.
Justifying your interest
Interest can me justified on the Request for Attestation of an Act in the Register form by explaining why you are requesting an attestation. You must enclose a photocopy of an official document supporting your reason.