Civil Status Documents Related to Birth: Certificate, Copy of an Act or Attestation

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

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

  • Online using either the DEClic! or the DEClic! Express service 
  • By completing the form entitled Application for a Certificate or Copy of an Act – Birth 
  • In person using the DEClic! Comptoir service
Online Application using DEClic! or DEClic! Express
To apply online, you must use either the DEClic! service (clicSÉQUR - Citoyens authentication required) or the DEClic! Express service.
To use DEClic! Express, you must have a rapid, secure access number (RSAN, or NARS in French). This number is found in the confirmation letter mailed to the parents of a child whose birth has just been recorded in the Québec register of civil status. It is valid for 90 days, that is, until the date indicated in the confirmation letter.
When you file an application online using DEClic! or DEClic! Express, you can track the progress of your application using the online service Verification of the Processing Status of an Online Application.
Application using the Form
After completing the form entitled Application for a Certificate or Copy of an Act – Birth, either: 
  • mail the form, payment and required documents to the Directeur de l'état civil at its office in Québec, or
  • go to a Directeur de l'état civil service counter or a Services Québec office that offers Directeur de l'état civil services, present the form to the clerk with the specified documents and make the required payment
Application in Person using the DEClic! Comptoir Service
To apply in person:
  • Depending on where you live, you must go to either:
    • a Directeur de l'état civil service counter, or 
    • a Services Québec office that offers DEClic! Comptoir services, or 
    • the local employment centre in Baie-James
  • Present the specified documents to the clerk
  • Make the required payment
The clerk will give you a transaction receipt indicating a file number.
At the same location, you can then use a self-service Internet workstation to access the DEClic! Comptoir service and finalize your application using the file number on the transaction receipt and your postal code (in Canada or the United States).
Cancellation or modification of an application for a certificate or a copy of an act
Applications for a certificate or copy of an act may not be cancelled or modified.

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