Official Canadian Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Applications for birth, marriage and death certificates for provinces and territories across Canada are available below. To get started, simply select the type of vital record required, followed by the province or territory where the birth, marriage or death occurred.

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We act as agents for expediting vital certificate applications. We are not affiliated with any government agency. Vital certificates and forms may be ordered from the relevant government agency for free or a lesser cost. This site is available for use by the general public and legal profession to obtain government approved and official certificates issued by the government agency.

We accept all major credit cards, money orders and cheques. Most government vital record offices do not provide online ordering services or accept all major credit cards.

Our secure online ordering service saves you the hassle of having to personally attend government offices which often have long lineups. We also provide expert assistance and thorough review of all pertinent information to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations resulting in you receiving your certificate without additional delays. We guarantee that if there are additional delays, or if you do not receive your certificate for any reason, we will promptly provide a full refund.

Our experience and expertise makes the process of obtaining your vital record quick, easy and free of complications. We know exactly where and how to obtain your vital record and we make sure your order will not be rejected. Our helpful customer service representatives can provide email or phone order confirmation not available when ordering through the government agency and are readily available during business hours to provide any assistance.

To get started, simply proceed to step 1.

  • Complete, print and sign the appropriate application form
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  • Fax, scan and email or mail your completed and signed form
  • Scan & Email: support@expresslegal.ca
    Fax: 1-866-265-6300
  • Receive your certificate by mail or courier

Order a Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an official vital record issued by a government authority that documents the birth of a child. In Canada, birth certificates are issued by the provincial or territorial government where the birth occurred.

With a birth certificate you can obtain other important identity documents and is required to establish legal identity, obtain a Canadian passport, apply for a health card, driver’s license, social insurance number, enroll in school, settle an estate or access pension benefits.

Order a Marriage Certificate

A Canadian marriage certificate is a vital record issued by a government authority that proves that the couple listed on the certificate has a legally recognized marriage. In Canada, marriage certificates are issued by the provincial or territorial government where the marriage occurred.

Typically, a marriage certificate contains the full names of the couple or individuals, the place of marriage, the date of marriage, the registration number and the date of registration. Some provinces offer long-form versions of marriage certificates that contain additional information required when applying for certain government identity documents.

Is the Certificate of Marriage Required to Apply for a Divorce?

Yes, you must have an original government issued Certificate of Marriage or Certified Copy of the Registration of Marriage to apply for a divorce in Canada. If you require a low-cost divorce service, we recommend www.untietheknot.ca

Order a Death Certificate

Government issued death certificates contain the individual’s full name, gender, date of death, place of death, place of birth, marital status, usual residence of the deceased, registration number, and date of registration. Without a death certificate, you cannot legally remarry, arrange for disposition of remains, file for benefits, or access the financial accounts of the deceased.

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