Acknowledging a child
Parentage differs according to the child’s parents status.
The mother’s parentage is official as soon as her name features on the birth certificate. The father must make a declaration of acknowledgement to establish paternity.
Parents can acknowledge the child together or separately. Parentage is declared at the civil registry office of any town hall with proof of identity.
After the birth, the mother’s parentage is automatically acknowledged when her name features on the birth certificate. To be acknowledged, the father of the child must go to the town hall with proof of identity, the child’s birth certificate or the family register. Acknowledgement of paternity will be added to the child’s birth certificate and the family register by the town hall.
Service état civil (civil registry office)
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to midday and 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm.
Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
04 92 70 35 23