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Processing fees and turnaround

Registration of civil status events

In order for a civil status document to be issued for a birth, marriage, civil union or death, the event must have first been entered into the Québec register of civil status. If you are applying for the certificate, copy of an act or attestation of a recent event, it may take extra time to process your request. This extra processing time is about 15 business days, depending on the number of events to be entered in the registry and the complexity of the file.


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Issuance of a certificate or copy of an act

We offer normal and accelerated processing of applications for a certificate or copy of an act. Cost and processing time vary according to the type of processing and the mode of transmission you choose.

If you choose normal processing, the document will be sent to you by regular mail. If you choose accelerated processing, the document will be mailed to you by Xpresspost. Please note that Xpresspost service is available only in Canada.

The amounts shown in the following tables are in Canadian dollars, and include processing, the cost of the printed document and delivery charges.

Important

Expect processing to take approximately 15 extra business days if the event took place recently.

Normal processing of request in 10 business days Footnote 1
Mode of transmission of your application Cost per certificate Cost per copy of an act
Application made over the Internet $31.75 $38.25
Application submitted by mail $45.50 $52.50
Application made in person at a service counter $50.50 $56.50
Application made at a service counter using the DEClic! Comptoir online service $31.75 $38.25

Footnote 1

*  Excluding event registration time (if recent event) and delivery time. Return to footnote 2 referrer

Accelerated processing of request in 3 business days Footnote 2
Mode of transmission of your application Cost per certificate Cost per copy of an act
Application made over the Internet $62.00 $62.00
Application submitted by mail $67.25 $67.25
Application made in person at a service counter $72.25 $72.25
Application made at a service counter using the DEClic! Comptoir online service $62.00 $62.00

Footnote 2

*  Excluding event registration time (if recent event) and delivery time. Return to footnote 2 referrer

Additional processing time

Additional processing time may be required in the following cases:

  • The event (birth, marriage, civil union or death) occurred recently and is not yet entered in the register.
  • The application is incomplete (it is not signed, payment is not included, not all fields of the form are filled out, etc.).
  • The information on the form differs from the information in the register.
  • It is difficult to verify certain information concerning the identity of an applicant or a guarantor.
  • The address for delivery of the documents indicated on the form differs from the address on the photocopies of documents.
  • The photocopies of documents do not meet the requirements indicated in the general information and instructions of the Application for a certificate or copy of an act form.

Important

Be sure to complete the 2016-2017 version of the application form for a certificate or copy of an act, in order to avoid any delay in processing your application. The version of the form is indicated in the upper right-hand corner of the document, next to the title. Note that you can, at any time, download the latest versions of our forms from our website or submit an application through our DEClic! online service.

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Issuance of an attestation

We offer normal and accelerated processing of applications for an attestation. Cost and processing time vary according to the type of processing you choose, the period covered by the search and the accuracy of the information you provide in support of your application. If the information provided is accurate, the cost of an attestation may be appreciably lower.

If you choose normal processing, the document will be sent to you by regular mail. If you choose accelerated processing, the document will be mailed to you by Xpresspost. Please note that Xpresspost service is available only in Canada.

The amounts shown in the following tables are in Canadian dollars, and include processing, the cost of the printed document and delivery charges.

Issuance of an attestation – normal processing
Accuracy of the information provided and period covered by the search Cost per attestation Processing time in business days, excluding delivery time
The information provided is accurate $6.55 10 days
The information provided is approximate or incomplete (period covered by a search of 5 years or less) $21.90 10 days
Cost for every additional year searched $4.40 n.a.
Issuance of an attestation – accelerated processing
Accuracy of the information provided and period covered by the search Cost per attestation Processing time in business days, excluding delivery time
The information provided is accurate $38.75 3 days
The information provided is approximate or incomplete (period covered by a search of 5 years or less) $54.10 3 days
Cost for every additional year searched $4.40 n.a.

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Other fee-based services offered by the Directeur de l'état civil

The table below shows the fees charged.

Other fee-based services
Service Fee
Surname or given name change for one person only (adult or child, including issuance of the first change of name certificate) $136.00
Surname change for a child under 18, when included with surname change for the parent (including issuance of the first change of name certificate) $27.50
Issuance of a change of name certificate $11.00
Change of sex designation $136.00
Issuance of a change of sex designation certificate $11.00
Processing of a late declaration of filiation (less than one year) $54.75
Processing of a late declaration of filiation (more than one year) $110.00
Processing of an application for late registration of birth (less than one year) $54.75
Processing of an application for late registration of birth (more than one year) $110.00

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Reviewed: 2016-04-01

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