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Certificate, Copy of an Act of Birth

Applying for a Birth Certificate or a Copy of an Act of Birth

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You can apply for a birth certificate or copy of an act of birth if: 

  • your name appears on the act of birth recorded in the Québec register of civil status 
  • you can justify your interest in obtaining such a document
Requirement
The birth must first have been recorded in the Québec register of civil status.

You can apply for a birth certificate or a copy of an act of birth in the following ways:

  • by using either the DEClic! or DEClic! Express online service
  • by completing the Application for a Certificate or Copy of an Act – Birth form
  • by using the DEClic! Comptoir service at a service counter
Applying Online
Use either the DEClic! online service (clicSÉQUR authentication required) or the DEClic! Express online service. 
 
To use DEClic! Express, you must have a rapid, secure access number (RSAN, or NARS in French). This number is in the confirmation letter mailed to the parents of a child whose birth has been recorded in the Québec register of civil status. It is valid for 90 days, or until the date indicated in the confirmation letter.
When you apply online using DEClic! or DEClic! Express, you can track the processing of your application using the online service, Verification of the Processing Status of an Online Application.
 
Applying with the Form
After completing the Application for a Certificate or Copy of an Act – Birth form, do one of the following: 
  • Together with your payment and all of the documents specified on the form, mail it to the Directeur de l'état civil in Québec.
  • Go to one of the Directeur de l'état civil’s service counters or one of the offices of Services Québec that offers services of the Directeur de l'état civil, present the form to the clerk with the required documents, and make the required payment.
Applying with DEClic! Comptoir
To use DEClic! Comptoir :
  • Go to one of the Directeur de l'état civil’s service counters, to one of the offices of Services Québec that offers the DEClic! Comptoir services, or to the local employment centre in Baie-James.
  • Present the required documents to the clerk.
  • Make your payment.
The clerk will give you a transaction receipt with the file number for your application.
 
At the same location, you can then use a self-service Internet workstation to access DEClic! Comptoir and conclude your application, using the file number on the transaction receipt along with your postal code (in Canada or the United States).
 
If you prefer, you can conclude your application at any other location with Internet access. Note that you will have 3 days in which to do so, with a maximum of 3 attempts. After 3 days or 3 attempts, if you have still not completed the process, you will need to reactivate your application. To do so, call the telephone number shown on the document you received with the transaction receipt.
 

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