Application for birth certificate: full copy or extract (birth in France) - Free service (Online service)

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister

Allows you to ask the municipality of the place of birth for a birth certificate of a person of French nationality born in metropolitan France or in one of the overseas departments or territories.

But attentionHowever, some municipalities do not offer this online service. In this case, you can make your request by mail or by going on site.

3 different documents can be issued:

  • Let's say one full copy (i.e. reproduction of the entire birth certificate)
  • Let's say one extracted with parentage
  • Let's say one unrelated extract

You must connect with FranceConnect.

The approach is free.

The document is then sent by post in a few days.

The delay may vary depending on the processing of the request by the services of the city council and the time of routing of the mail.


If the person concerned by the act is born in an independent State (for example, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco), you must apply for a birth certificate via the online service for foreign-born persons.

Go to the online procedure

Verified 24 April 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

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