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How can I challenge a refusal of the city hall regarding civil status?

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

The town hall is obliged to issue you the following documents:


the town hall update family book if you ask him.

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

In case of unjustified refusal by the City Council to issue or update an act, you may apply to the public prosecutor of the court in whose jurisdiction the act or the register was drawn up.

Who shall I contact

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

Without a reply from the court within 3 months, you may bring the matter before the court in whose jurisdiction the act or record was drawn up.

You can apply using the following form:

Application for referral to the court

Please note

the refusal to solemn marriage or refusal to register marriage record are subject to a specific appeal.

If you have problems with the town hall, you have the possibility to enter the Rights Defender. Its delegates help you understand your rights and guide you in your efforts.

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