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I need a birth certificate extract

Who can apply for one?

The person whose birth certificate it is (on condition that he/she is an adult or legally emancipated), his/her legal representative or spouse, and direct ascendants (parents, grandparents) or descendants (children, grandchildren)

How can I apply for one?

Those wishing to obtain a birth certificate extract have 3 options.

Option 1: On the internet

For people born in France, most communes offer the possibility of applying online.
 For people born in the Aix region, there is the citizens’ website->http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/Portail-Citoyen,3089]
You can access the website of the commune where the birth took place directly,
You can visit the www.acte-etat-civil.fr website
The steps involved :
1. Search for your commune. Where appropriate, you can complete your application on the commune’s website.
2. Fill in the request form.
3. Submit your request.
Depending on the commune concerned, you should send the duly completed form electronically or print it and send it by post, along with the necessary official documents such as an identity card, passport, etc..., as proof of identity.
You should receive your certificate in a few days, but this can vary depending on processing time in the Town Hall department and mail delivery times.
For a person born abroad, the procedure is different. Please ensure that you obtain the appropriate information.
You should receive your certificate in a few days, but this can vary depending on processing time in the Town Hall department and mail delivery times.

Option 2: By post

 Using plain paper, write to the commune where you were born to request your birth certificate extract.
Give specific information about your parentage as well as your own details: surname (mother’s maiden name) and forenames of your parents, your own surname and forename(s) and your date of birth.
Send this with photocopies of the required official documents (driving licence, livret de famille (family record book), passport, identity card), as proof of identity, and a stamped, addressed envelope for the certificate to be sent to you.
You should receive your certificate in a few days, but this can vary depending on processing time in the Town Hall department and mail delivery times.

Option 3: at the counter in the register office in your place of birth

You can go in person to the Town Hall in your place of birth.
Don’t forget to take your identity card as proof of your parentage and identity.

What is a birth certificate?

A birth certificate extract or a certified copy of a birth certificate is a legal Public Records Office document. It is a formal statement which bears the signature of a registrar and which provides evidence of a birth.
The birth certificate includes information about the person concerned (surname, forename (s), date and place of birth), information about the parents and any marginal notes (annotations made in the margin of civil registry documents. For example: married on xx/xx/xxxx to Mr, Mrs or Miss)
A copy of this certificate is often required for administrative purposes such as the renewal of a passport, civil marriage or for an identity card.
A birth certificate may be issued in 3 different formats: a certified copy, an extract showing parentage and an extract which does not show parentage.
Application procedures vary depending on the place of birth and the type of certificate requested. As a general rule, Civil Service departments require a birth certificate extract.

 
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