Civil Registry


The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Montreal, draws up , in its capacity as civil registrar (Officier de l’Etat Civil), the contracts and certificates of Moroccan nationals residing in Canada, in the Civil registry, according to Moroccan law.

Moreover, certain relevant services may be offered to nationals residing in Canada in terms of Civil Registry such as the registration of births or deaths of non-residents.

You may choose between the following options for any consular services pertaining to the civil registry :
  • Come in person to the Consulate General in Montreal, along the original copy of your documents,
  • If you reside outside the Greater Montreal Area you may send us the original copies of the required documents by secured mail through Canada Post with an Xpress-post prepaid return envelope so that we may send back your Family Book to your home address. Please note that we do not require the originals of the Permanent Resident Card, National ID Card, Passport and Consular ID, you may only send us a copy.

Family Book

The Family book (Livretd’Etat Civil) is an official document, gathering civil registry documentarion pertaining to a family. It is issued in the Consulate general of Montreal only in the case of the registration of a birth to Moroccan male spouse born in Canada and registered in the civil registry of the Consulate and not a holder of a previous Family Book. His wife, divorcee or his authorized representative may only receive a certified copy.

The male spouse born outside Canada but residing in the country has to submit a request to the Civil registrar of his birthplace in Morocco or with the relevant Consulate or Embassy in order to obtain a Family Book. If need be, he may designate an individual that he mandates by power of attorney procuration to submit the request on his behalf.

The Family Book has to be brought forth to the Consulate General for any modification pertaining to the civil registry or the family status of the family book holder or of a member of his family. Any changes will be done in accordance with Moroccan Law (art. 148 of the Code de Procedure Civile).

In case of justified loss or deterioration of your Family Book, you may request a duplicate from the civil registrar (Officer d’état civil) of your birthplace.

To establish your Family Book, you will need to submit the following documents :
  1. « Family book request form »: please fill an print (Any form submitted to the Consulate must necessarily be signed in front of a Consulate Officier or a Comissionner for Oaths);
  2. Copy of consular ID of the both spouses (only for Moroccan nationals) ;
  3. Copy of the CIN/CNIE of both spouses (only for Moroccan nationals) ;
  4. Original copy of the marriage contract certificate and one (1) photocopy ;
  5. For the husband : One (1) integral copy of the birth certificate OR one (1) birth certificate;
  6. For the wife: One (1) integral copy of the birth certificate.
    For wives of foreign nationality: One (1) birth certificate with the mention of the mother and father’s names;
  7. Two (2) recent color photos of the husband ( passport format 35mmx45mm) ;
  8. One (1) attestation of employment of the husband (if employed) ;
  9. Attestation of schooling OR one (1) photocopy of a study permit (if husband Is a student).
  10. « Fees » must be paid in cash or by bank order made payable to the «Consulate of Morocco». Money orders from Canada Post, Western Union or Money Transfer as well as personalized cheques are not accepted.


Birth Certificate

The Consulate General can, in its capacity as civil registrar (Officier de l’Etat Civil), issue full copies or extracts of birth certificates that are recorded in the civil registry of the Consulate General in Montreal to the following individuals:
  1. Main demander ;
  2. His ascendants ;
  3. His descendants ;
  4. His spouse ;
  5. His guardian ;
  6. Or any individual mandated by proxy.
The consulate General in Montreal issues birth certificates to individuals born in Canada and provides Moroccan nationals born outside Canada with individual registry datasheets (Fiche individuelled’Etat Civil). This is only upon presentation of the Family Book or of a birth certificate in Arabic and French, regardless of their date of issuance. (Even if it is old or expired).

The individual registry datasheet (Fiche individuelled’Etat civil) holds the same legal authority has the birth certificate and can be used as an alternative, unless its holder wants to establish the following documents :
  • National ID Card (CNIE) ;
  • Biometric passport;
  • Moroccan nationality certificate;
  • Validation of information held in the civil registry before the law and courts.
The aforementioned civil registry documents are valid for a period of three (3) months from the date of issuance.


Child Registration in the civil registry (Registre de l’Etat Civil)

Any newborn who holds a Moroccan nationality and whose birth occurred on Canadian Territory, must be declared and registered with the Consulate General in Montreal by his close of kin in the following order: father or mother, testamentary guardian, brother or nephew.

If the registrant (father or mother) is unable to come to the Consulate General to sign the Birth record Book, he or she must imperatively designate an authorized representative. The representative must bring all required documents with him and indicate his identity in the « birth registration form »).

The birth registration must be backed up by a Birth certificate issued by the local Canadian Authorities (Registry). If parents are of Islamic confession, they must also bring a copy of their marriage contract to attest the legal legitimacy of their union.

If the birth of a non Canadian resident occurs during a sea or air journey towards Canada, the declaration of birth has to take place at the Consulate General of the Kingdome of Morocco in Montreal or at with the Registrar of the place of residence in Morocco. This has to take place thirty (30) days from the date of arrival on Canadian territory.

The first name chosen for the newborn must be Moroccan and must neither be a last name nor a compound name of over two names, nor the name of a city, village, or tribe, and must not be offensive or inimical to the maintenance of public order (law 35-95). If you are unsure about the name of your newborn, you may consult registry services.

The given name must precede the last name during the registration on the registry and should not contain any moniker or title such as ‘Moulay’, ‘Sidi’, or ‘Lalla’.

Please prepare the following documents for the registration of a newborn :  
  1. « Birth registration form »: please fill and print (Any form submitted to the Consulate must necessarily be signed in front of a Consulate Officier or a Comissionner for Oaths);
  2. Copy of consular ID of both parents (only for Moroccan nationals) ;
  3. Copy of National Identity cards of both parents (only for Moroccan nationals) ;
  4. Original copy of marriage contracts + One (1) photocopy ;
  5. Original copy birth certificate of the newborn issued by the Canadian registry service and mentioning the father and mother’s name + one (1) copy ;
  6. Family Book;
  7. One (1) birth certificate of the father, in French and Arabic;
  8. One (1) birth certificate of the mother, in French and Arabic ;
  9. « Fees » must be paid in cash or by bank order made payable to the « Consulate of Morocco ». Money orders from Canada Post, Western Union or Money Transfer as well as personalized cheques are not accepted.