137. The registrar of civil status, upon receiving an act of civil status made outside Québec but relating to a person domiciled in Québec, inserts the act in the register as though it were an act drawn up in Québec.
He inserts the juridical acts made outside Québec which alter or replace acts of civil status in his possession; he then makes the required entries in the computerized copy of the register to ensure the publication of the register.
Notwithstanding their insertion in the register, juridical acts, including acts of civil status, made outside Québec retain their status as semi-authentic acts until their validity is recognized by a court in Québec. The registrar shall mention this fact when issuing copies, certificates or attestations in respect of such acts.
1991, c. 64, a. 137; 1999, c. 47, s. 11.