Morocco: Whether both sides of the "extrait d'acte de naissance" need to be filed in order to be valid; if not, the person who makes the decision as to the side to be filed; whether the person asking for the birth certificate needs to be present at the issuance of the document; if not, the person who can file this document on their behalf
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||12 March 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||MAR36652.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Morocco: Whether both sides of the "extrait d'acte de naissance" need to be filed in order to be valid; if not, the person who makes the decision as to the side to be filed; whether the person asking for the birth certificate needs to be present at the issuance of the document; if not, the person who can file this document on their behalf, 12 March 2001, MAR36652.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be6620.html [accessed 11 March 2014]|
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In a telephone interview on 23 February 2001, the Vice-Consul at the Consulate General of Morocco in Montreal stated that the "extrait d'acte de naissance" (birth certificate) is filed in Arabic. The French side will be filed only at the request of the holder (ibid.).
To apply for a "extrait d'acte de naissance" one has to go to their place of birth, where the birth has been registered (ibid.). The person does not have to be present to pick up the document; anyone such as a family member, can go on their behalf (ibid.). They need to present a document like a civil status booklet (livret d'état civil) or an expired birth certificate in order to obtain the "extrait d'acte de naissance" (ibid.).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Consulate General of Morocco, Montreal. 23 February 2001. Telephone interview with Vice-Consul.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites including:
Royaume du Maroc
Ministère des affaires étrangères et de la coopération/Affaires consulaires
Consulat général du Maroc à Montréal
Search engines including: