British Columbia Marriage Certificates | Government Issued

Applications for British Columbia marriage 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 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
  • I need a
  • Fax, scan and email or mail your completed and signed form
  • Scan & Email: bc@expresslegal.ca
    Fax: 1-866-265-6300
  • Receive your certificate by mail or courier

Who Can Apply For a Marriage Certificate in BC With This Application?

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

Marriage certificates in BC may be released to:

  • Either party of the marriage;

Fees & Processing Times

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque or money order – Please make cheque or money order payable to “ExpressLegal”.

Certificates ordered with regular service average 15 business days to be processed and delivered.

Certificates ordered with rush service average 5 to 8 business days to be processed and delivered. Applications processed using the rush service are processed within 48 hours and mailed (not couriered).

Service times listed are approximations and are not guaranteed. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will significantly delay processing time.

  1. BC Marriage Certificate – $90.00 each
  2. BC Certified Photocopy of Marriage Registration – $100.00 each
  3. Rush Service – $38.00 additional processing cost (includes multiple certificates)

Fees include all taxes, search, shipping and processing charges.

If no record of the marriage is found by British Columbia Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.

All marriage certificates in BC are mailed directly from the British Columbia Vital Statistics.

BC Marriage – Small Certificate

Contains the full names of the couple or individuals, place of marriage, date of marriage, registration number and date of registration. The small certificate is 9.5 x 6.4 cm.

BC Marriage – Large Certificate

Contains the full names of the couple or individuals, their birthdates and birthplaces, date of marriage, place of marriage, registration number, and date of registration. The large certificate is 21.6 x 17.8 cm.

BC Certified Copy of Marriage Registration

This a photocopy of the actual marriage registration as filled in by the married couple. It is legally the most complete document. The photocopy is certified as true copy of the original.

NOTE: Certified copies are rarely needed by citizens and are, by law, for restricted use only. They are generally only required for court or consulate purposes. They are not recommended for use as identification purposes.

Do you require the status of your submitted application?

If you have not received your ordered marriage certificate within the time expected, please call 1-250-952-2681.

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