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How long is the validity period of a civil registration document?

Verified 06 janvier 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

In general, civil registration documents (extracts and full copies) are valid regardless of their date of issue.

One birth certificate, marriage or death shall remain valid until the elements contained therein have been amended.

However, for the most common procedures, a recent birth certificate is required.

Approach

Date of issue of birth certificate

National identity card

Maximum 3 months

Passport

Maximum 3 months

Wedding

3 months maximum if the service issuing the document is French

6 months maximum if the service issuing the document is foreign

(there is no time limit if the country system does not provide for the updating of acts).

Pacs

3 months maximum if the service issuing the document is French

6 months maximum if the service issuing the document is foreign