Getting a birth certificate

Getting a birth certificate

Last update13 juil. 2022

What is it?

A birth certificate is an official document that allows you to certify your date and place of birth.

It is one of the "civil status" documents issued by the OFPRA once you have obtained the refugee status. In addition to the birth certificate, there is, for example, the marriage certificate, the family book or the death certificate of the spouse.

Good to know: the birth certificate reconstituted by the OFPRA is free. It is an authentic (i.e official) document without a period of validity (it is valid permanently) and is essential for all your procedures.

Who is it for?

Age required
More than 18 years
Location

France entière

Age required
More than 18 years
Location

France entière

What to do?

1

The OFPRA reconstitutes your birth certificate

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Once you have obtained your refugee status (or the subsidiary protection), the OFPRA will ask you to complete a form to reconstitute your birth certificate.

Good to know: it may take time to reconstitute your birth certificate. There is no need to go to the OFPRA to obtain these documents more quickly.

This reconstitution is made from administrative documents from your country of origin and / or from your declarations during your asylum application if you have no documents.

2

If necessary, request a copy of your birth certificate online

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Once your birth certificate has been reconstituted by the OFPRA, you can request copies directly from the website, using the dedicated form.

  • To do this, in the first place, you must provide your OFPRA file number. This number is made of nine digits and is indicated in all the documents issued by the OFPRA.
  • Once you provide your file number, you must complete the online form on the following link: https://www.ofpra.gouv.fr/fr/detail/acte/acteNaissance/edit.html

Good to know: if you have difficulty filling out the online form, the OFPRA proposes a video to help you on this link.

There are three types of birth certificates:

  • The integral copy (an integral reproduction)
  • The extract with filiation (a synthetic reproduction), which contains information on the person (name, first names, date and place of birth) and information on their parents.
  • The extract without filiation only contains information relating to one person.

And after?

Constest the information on the birth certificate

  • If you wish to dispute an error or an oversight made by the OFPRA, you must contact the OFPRA by mail at the following address:

OFPRA

201 rue Carnot

94136 Fontenay-sous-Bois Cedex

  • For any other dispute, you must send a letter to the Paris Court at the following address:

Tribunal de PARIS

Parvis du tribunal

Section AC1 - Etat civil

75 859 PARIS CEDEX 17

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