Dernière mise à jour le :08/02/2021


Any birth occurring on the French territory gives rise to a declaration to the registry of births. This declaration must be made within five days (eight days for some districts of Guyane) following the birth, and the day on which birth occurs is not included in this period.

Additionally, if the last day of the period is a holiday, the period is extended until the first business day following the holiday.
Since March 1993, the registrar records a birth certificate if the child has breathed. Otherwise, a stillborn birth is recorded.


The 21 st century justice modernization law, n ° 2016-1547 of November 18, 2016 aims to refocus the judge on his essential mission (the act of judging) and to simplify the life of citizens. This simplification involves, in particular, extending the deadline for declaring births