Issuance of Certificates of existence (certificats de vie ou attestations d’existence) [fr]
Certificates of existence are to be obtained from local US authorities.
Circular n°2001/31 of May 3rd, 2001 from the Caisse nationale d’assurance vieillesse (CNAV) states that in order to obtain a certificate of existence, the person concerned must report to the local authorities (City or Town Hall, Police Station, etc.). As such, a multilingual form has been created, which you can download below:
The Consulate General of France in New Orleans therefore reminds you that we no longer issue certificates of existence, except under exceptional circumstances or upon the specific request of the concerned pension fund. We invite you to turn to local authorities for this process.