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Civil registry office

site accueil mairie 2Registration of birth

Where?

At the town hall of the place of birth.

When?

This must be done within 3 days of the birth.

Who does the registration?

The father of the child
Otherwise a doctor, midwife or the persons assisting at the birth or where the birth took place.

Documents to be provided

  • Medical certificate of delivery
  • When the parents of the child are married: the livret de famille (family booklet)
  • When the parents are not married, a reconnaissance prénatale (prenatal certificate of parentage) or the biological parent's book or identification of the mother and father.

Déclaration de reconnaissance (declaration of recognition)

Where?

In the event of recognition at the same time as the registration of birth: exclusively before the Registrar of the place of birth. At any town hall (or before a solicitor) for ante or post-natal recognitions.

Par qui ?

The father and/or mother individually or jointly.

When?

Before, during or after the birth.

Registration of death

Where?

To the Registrar of the commune where the death occurred.

Par qui ?

By a close relative of the deceased or a person holding his/her civil status information as accurate and complete as possible or an authorised holder of power of attorney.

When?

Within 24 hours of the death.

Delivery of civil status certificates

Where?

At the town hall where the event occurred.

How and by whom ?

  • In person at the counter (issued immediately on presentation of identification)
  • By post indicating:
    For a birth certificate:
    Indicate the surname (maiden name for married women), first name and date of birth as well as the surnames and first names of the parents.
    Issued: to the adult or emancipated person concerned, their ascendants, descendants, spouse.

    Enclose a stamped, addressed envelope.

Download the certificate of birth application form.

Delivery of duplicatas of livret de famille (family book)

Duplicata of livret d'époux (spouse book): town hall of the place of marriage.
Duplicata of livret de parents naturels (book of biological parents): town hall of the place of birth of the first child.

Formalities prior to a marriage

Terms:

Marriages can be celebrated in LAPALISSE if one of the spouses is domiciled there or has had a continuous residence there for more than a month.

Days of marriage

Every working day.

Documents to be provided:

  • Birth certificates
  • Proof of address (recent bill in the name of one of the spouses)
  • Original notification from a solicitor in the event of a marriage contract
  • Identity card
  • List of witnesses (2 to a maximum of 4)
  • Birth certificate of child(ren) had in common prior to the marriage

For future spouses of French nationality

Documents to be provided:

  • You are single
    • Birth certificate of less than 3 months' old (less than 6 months' old if born abroad)
  • Divorcee
    • A recent previous marriage certificate

For future spouses of foreign nationality

Documents to be supplied - Place of delivery:

You are single:

  • Original birth certificate with translation
  • Certificat de célibataire (Certificate of single status)
  • Certificat de coutume (certificate of custom law) in France by a certified sworn translator from the Consulate of France

You are divorcee:

  • Original birth certificate with translation
  • Certificat de célibataire (Certificate of single status)
  • Certificate of non-remarriage with translation
  • Certificat de coutume (certificate of custom law) in France by a certified sworn translator from the Consulate of France

You are Widowed/er:

  • Original birth certificate with translation
  • Marriage certificate with translation
  • Death certificate of the spouse with translation
  • Certificate of non-remarriage with translation
  • Certificat de coutume (certificate of custom law) in France by a certified sworn translator from the Consulate of France

Application for National Identity Card

You must provide the following documents:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • 2 standardised identity photos
  • An original proof of address with a copy
  • The expired national identity card (for a renewal)
  • In the event of loss or theft, you must provide a statement of theft (document to be completed in the town hall on filing the application) or certificate of theft delivered by the Gendarmerie or Police station as well as a timbre fiscal (tax stamp) for €25

Passport application

Documents to be provided for a passport:

  • Copy of birth certificate for the first application
  • 2 standardised identity photos
  • An original proof of address with a copy
  • A timbre fiscal (tax stamp) for €86 for adults, €42 for minors from 15 to 18 years of age and €17 for minors under 15 years of age
  • The expired passport (for a renewal)

However, the town hall of Lapalisse is not qualified to deliver passports. List of qualified town halls on request.

Military census

Who does it concern?

Compulsory:

  • Girls and boys completing their 16th year of age.
  • Persons who become French between 16 and 25 years of age.

Voluntary:

Young people with the possibility of renouncing or declining French nationality can be enumerated for the census from the age of 16, however they have this possibility within 6 months prior to becoming adult or within 12 month subsequent to this.

When?

On their 16th birthday and up to the end of the 3rd month subsequent to this.
Persons who have become French have one month to be enumerated for the census with respect to the date they were notified of this.
Persons with the possibility of renouncing or declining French nationality and who have not renounced it must be enumerated for the census at the latest one month following their 19th birthday.
Those not enumerated for the census wishing to regularise their status can be enumerated up to the day of their 25th birthday.

Where? How?

French citizens or their legal representative must go to the Town hall of their residence with the following documents:

  • Valid identity card
  • Livret de famille (family book) to date
  • If required: any document of proof of French nationality or dual nationality. The town hall issues any person voluntarily enumerated for the census or their legal representative with a census certificate.

Being enumerated for the census gives access to rights

  • Registration on the electoral roll
  • Calling up for defence preparation training
  • Enrolment in examinations
  • Car and motorcycle driving licence

Day of defence and citizenship

You pass basic education assessment tests. You receive teaching in the general principles of Defence and its means. You are presented with the various Defence professions, the different forms of civil and military volunteering or signing up. A certificate of attendance is issued at the end of the day. You must keep it and present it to sit any examination.

Employees and apprentices are granted an exceptional day of leave. Your employer cannot deduct this day from your monthly salary or annual paid leave.