Birth Certificates | Official Government Issued

Applications for birth certificates are available to be securely ordered online by proceeding to step 1 below.

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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 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

Who Can Apply For A Canadian Birth Certificate?

Eligibility requirements vary by province or territory. Please select a province or territory where the birth occurred.

This site is available for use by the general public and legal profession to obtain government approved and official certificates of birth issued by the government agency as an independent authorized agent.

Birth Certificates From Canadian Provinces and Territories

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.

A birth certificate is the most important identity document issued by the provinces. With a birth certificate you can obtain other essential identity documents such as:
Driver’s License Social Insurance Card
Canadian Passport First Nation Identity Card

Provincial or territorial birth certificates are often enough to prove that you are a Canadian citizen if you were born in Canada.

New Design for Canadian Birth Certificates

Created by the Vital Statistics Council for Canada (VSCC) in conjunction with forensic document experts from the RCMP, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Canadian Passport Office, Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd., new Canadian birth certificates will be one of the most secure documents in the world. Introducing an array of cutting edge security features, including several that will not be revealed to the public, the new certificate is specifically designed to minimize identity theft, forgeries and loss.

As of July 30, 2010 eight provinces have adopted the new certificate: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

What’s New?

The stock for the new document is high security polymer (plastic). The new certificate is 13 cm by 18 cm in size (5”X7”). It is designed to discourage people from carrying it in their wallet or purse.

The certificate has:

  • Two window features – one contains a colour shifting property (gold/purple); the other contains three “floating” maple leaves
  • Two watermark/shadow features – maple leaves and Canada geese
  • Thread containing the word “CANADA” repeated
  • Tactile printing similar to that found on Canadian currency
  • Colour shifting printing, “CANADA” in three waves below the clear window containing the maple leaves (purple/green)
  • Contains the provincial/territorial coat of arms in colour with the jurisdiction’s seal and a signature

The new design also contains certain forensic features that assist authorities in determining the validity of the document, as many certificates are reported lost or stolen every month.

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