Late Declaration

If the Declaration of Birth is not provided within a 30-day period, it is still possible for you to file a late Declaration. In this case, we will proceed with a brief inquiry and, if applicable, will draw up the Act of Civil Status based on the information obtained.

A Declaration of Birth transmitted after that deadline entails payment of the applicable fees. For information on the fees for the late registration of a birth, see Fees and processing time.

Moreover, if a late Declaration is filed regarding a child for whom a Declaration had already been filed and it does not contradict the initial Declaration, the amendment to the Act of Civil Status is conditional, in particular, on

  • the consent of the parent who filed the first Declaration;
  • the consent of the child if he or she is at least 14 years of age;
  • the absence of an established filiation with another person;
  • the objection by a third party.

In both cases, fees are applicable for the analysis of a late Declaration.

Important

At any time, the Directeur de l’état civil may refuse such an application and direct the applicant to the court if he considers that the situation requires it.

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Reviewed: 2020-12-08


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