Only the Registrar of civil status of Quebec may issue an official death certificate.
During the process of an estate settlement, the death certificate is usually required by various private and government institutions.
Note that the death certificate will be automatically issued in the same language as that specified when registering the death.
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In order for the death certificate to be issued, the death must first be registered in the Québec Register of Civil Status. Only after this registration is completed that it will be possible to receive the death certificate.
The period for registering a death in the Register of Civil Status can take on average 35 to 40 business days and it starts once the Registrar of Civil Status has received the declaration of death by the funeral home as well as that the death statement by the doctor or the funeral home. However, according to government regulations in force, it would be necessary to provide an additional period of 10 to 35 days following the registration of the death before issuing the document.
Note that the death certificate can only be
issued in the same language as that specified when the death was registered.
Your request will be processed within 1 to 3 business days.