Directeur de l'état civil
Every birth that takes place in Québec must be declared to the Directeur de l'état civil. The latter draws up the act of birth and records the birth in the Québec register of civil status. The act of birth is drawn up using:
The Declaration of Birth is also used to establish the child's identity and filiation, meaning his or her legal relationship to the parents. Simplified Access to Birth-Related Government Programs and Services When parents fill out the Declaration of Birth, they can also fill out The Application for Simplified Access to Birth-Related Government Programs and Services. If they do so, the Directeur de l'état civil will take charge of providing information about the birth to the following:
Subsequently, when the parents contact these government departments or agencies to take advantage of program or services in relation to their child, they will not have to provide proof of birth. Nor will they need to take any other steps in order to:
If the birth took place outside of Québec, simplified access to birth-related government programs and services is not available. Birth Outside of Québec The birth must be declared in the province or country where it took place. Once that is done, and subject to certain conditions, the Directeur de l'état civil can insert the act of birth issued outside of Québec into the Québec register of civil status.
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