Visitors from outside Québec/
Exceptions – Public services in a other language
If you are covered by one of the exceptions under the Charter of the French language, you are asked to specify if you wish to receive public services in a language other than French. A supporting document is not currently required if you declare on your honour that you qualify for services in a language other than French.
The following companies and legal persons can receive services in English (or in a language other than French):
- Companies or legal persons established outside Québec (with no head office or place of business in Québec);
- Companies or legal persons established in Québec, but whose communication concerns only the head office or an establishment outside Québec;
- Legal persons who are exempted from the Charter under section 95 (James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement and Northeastern Québec Agreement);
- Establishments of legal persons that have been formed and operated exclusively for the purpose of providing services on a reserve, settlement, or land referred to in section 97 of the Charter or to persons referred to in that section;
- Natural persons who operate sole proprietorships if a government agency is able to communicate with that person in another language on matters related to their file as a natural person.