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How do I challenge a civil registration refusal from the city hall?

Verified 10 November 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The City Hall is obliged to issue you the following civil status documents:


the city hall must also update family book if you ask him to.

Civil status documents shall be drawn up by a registrar which is under the control of the public prosecutor.

In the event of an unjustified refusal by the City Hall to issue or update an act, you can contact the Public Prosecutor of the judicial court in whose jurisdiction the act or register was established.

Who shall I contact

You can send your request by post or by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.

Without a reply from him within 3 months, you can refer the matter to the court in whose jurisdiction the document or register was drawn up.

You can apply using the following form:

Application for referral to the Court of Justice

Please note

the refusal to perform a marriage or the refusal to register the marriage file are the subject of a specific appeal.

If you have problems with the city hall, you have the opportunity to refer to the Defender of Rights. Its delegates help you understand your rights and guide you in your efforts.

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