Language of acts of civil status and issuing of documents

Since June 1, 2022, all acts of civil status are drawn up in French in the Québec register of civil status pursuant to the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec.

For more information, see the directive Correction d'une erreur relative à la langue dans laquelle un acte de l'état civil a été dressé (PDF, 493 Ko) This link opens a new window. (in French only).

Certificates and copies of acts

Certificates and copies of acts are drawn up using the information contained in the original act entered in the register, spelled as therein, and not the information provided in the application for a certificate or a copy of an act. Furthermore, they are drawn up in the language in which the event was registered.

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Reviewed: 2022-06-01


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