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How can I use a French civil registration document abroad?

Verified 09 juillet 2020 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Justice

To use a French civil registration document abroad, you must request a translation or produce a multilingual extract.

A plurilingual extract is an act of civil status whose entries are translated into the official language of another country. It may be requested for the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Republic of Cape Verde
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

You must contact the town hall which must issue the certificate of civil status, stating that you want a multilingual formula. Delivery is free.

If the foreign country does not accept the multi-lingual version of the civil registration document, you must have it translated by an authorized translator. The list of authorized translators is displayed in the town hall. The translation costs extra. Prices are free.

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