My civil status documents

Once protected by Ofpra, the Protection Division will deliver your civil statues documents.

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First civil status documents

Your first civil status documents are drawn up after processing the family reference file and, where applicable, after receiving any additional information requested by Ofpra.

The reconstitution of the civil status and the issuance of the first acts is a procedure that takes a little time. It is your responsibility to respond, by post only, to any request for additional information from Ofpra.

There is no need to go to Ofpra or call it again to obtain these first documents more quickly.


Family record booklet

Ofpra also issues family record booklets in some cases.

Ofpra has been issuing family record booklets since 26 March 1991. Following the parentage reform, there is now a single family record booklet modelled on the template defined by the Ruling of 29 May 2013. A family record booklet may be issued by Ofpra or by the French town halls when:

The protected person is married and Ofpra has drawn up the marriage certificate. In this case, Ofpra issues a family record booklet, drawn up on the basis of the marriage certificate. Only children living in France and born of this union may be registered in this booklet. For children born in France, the town hall of the place of birth is competent for registering them in this booklet.

The protected person got married in France: the town hall of the place where the marriage was celebrated either issues a family record booklet or adds the marriage certificate to the family record booklet already issued by Ofpra.

The protected person is not married and has children who were born abroad and live in France. In this case, Ofpra may issue a family record booklet and register the children present in France, whether or not they are placed under its protection. If none of the children live in France, Ofpra cannot draw up the family record booklet.

The protected person is not married and his or her children were born in France, or the only children residing in France were born on French territory. The town hall of the place, in France, where the first child was born, is competent for issuing the family record booklet. The application for a family record booklet must be sent to this town hall or the town hall of the place of residence. Ofpra will then add the birth certificate of the parent(s) to the booklet.

Family record booklet application form

Please note! When the marriage has been celebrated in a third country after the protective status has been granted, Ofpra or the French town halls cannot issue a family record booklet.

Protected people may request the registration in their family record booklet of any of their children born abroad but who live in France, and who either do not benefit from Ofpra's protection or cannot be issued a birth certificate by Ofpra, by submitting their birth certificate along with the correct form, duly completed (Application form for registering in the Ofpra family record booklet a child born abroad who does not benefit from Ofpra's protection).

This transmission has to be done by post exclusively.

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Mis à jour le 02 February 2023