Checklist: 7 things new parents must do after giving birth in France

From registering the birth at the mairie to contacting CAF, see our quick-look checklist of what you need to do once the baby has been born 

20 July 2021

For parents who are residents and giving birth in France, there are several administrative tasks to tick off to ensure that you and your family have access to the right social benefits. 

The infographic below outlines the key steps that parents in France should take after their baby is born, though they are not exhaustive.

Maternity leave is not covered in the infographic as this begins before the birth of the baby. The website for the Assurance Maladie,, has more information on becoming a mother in France.

Note that for non-residents such as tourists or second-home owners, the steps below do not apply. 

An A4 printable version of the infographic below is available to download for free for subscribers to The Connexion. Please contact us for more information. 


More resources on giving birth in France 

Pregnancy in France: Timeline of checks

Service Publique - Naissance (Official government site, in French)

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