Glossary : Letter N

National Directory for the Identification of Natural Persons (RNIPP)

Held by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) since 1946, the RNIPP displays birth, marriage and death records. It is kept up-to-date at regular intervals through civil registration reports forwarded to Insee by parishes following births, deaths, acknowledgements and indications made in the margin of birth certificates for people born in mainland France and its overseas départements (DOM).

Natural person

Individual with its own legal personality in its own right. To be able to benefit directly and fully from its legal capacity, a natural person must be of age (except in the case of emancipation before coming of age) and not partially or totally disabled (placed under supervision or guardianship); otherwise this capacity is exercised on its behalf by a legal representative.