Publication of a tardy declaration of filiation

According to the law, an application for a tardy declaration of filiation must be published for 15 days on the website of the Directeur de l’état civil. A notice of tardy declaration of filiation containing, in particular, the name and address of the declarant, the name, date and place of birth of the child concerned, and the name and address of the person who declared the child's birth must in fact be published.

To consult the notices of tardy declaration of filiation, go to the register of notices of tardy declaration of filiation This link opens a new window..

Objection

A person who has reasons to object to a tardy declaration of filiation may do so no later than 20 days following the initial date of publication of the notice.

The Civil Code of Québec provides that anyone objecting to a tardy declaration of filiation must notify

  • the person making the tardy declaration of filiation (the declarant);
  • the person who declared the child’s birth (the person who completed the declaration of birth);
  • the child concerned, if 14 years of age or over;
  • the Directeur de l’état civil.

To object to a tardy declaration of filiation, you must complete the Objection to a tardy declaration of filiation form Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre..

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Reviewed: 2017-09-01


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