Welcome to the Manitoba birth certificate application page of VitalCertificates.ca.
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, Manitoba birth certificates can be ordered by proceeding to step 1 below.
- Complete, print and sign the appropriate application form
- Fax, scan and email or mail your completed and signed form
Scan & Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: 1-866-265-6300Mail: Express Legal
- Receive your certificate by mail or courier
Canadian Passport Application:
As of February 2009, Manitoba Division Registrar Certificates no longer constitute an acceptable proof of Canadian citizenship for passport issuance purposes. Only the following identity documents are accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship for Canadians born in the Province of Manitoba:
- a birth certificate issued by the Government of Manitoba
- a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Who Can Apply For a Manitoba Birth Certificate With This Application?
This site is available for use by the legal profession and general public to obtain Manitoba Government approved and official certificates of birth issued by the government agency as an independent authorized agent.
Original or replacement birth certificates may be released to:
- The person whose birth is registered; or
- A person whose name appears as a parent on the registration of the birth; or
- A guardian of the person whose birth is registered (custodial guardians must provide a copy of guardianship papers);
- Next of kin only if subject is deceased.
Fees & Processing Times
If you are applying for a Manitoba birth certificate to support an application for other identification such as a Passport, Driver’s License etc., please check with the issuing agency to ensure you obtain the correct certificate. Changes cannot be made once an order has been placed.
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 take approximately 2 weeks to be processed. Delivery time is extra.
Certificates ordered with rush service take approximately 1 business day to be processed. Delivery time is extra.
Service times listed above are approximations and are not guaranteed. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will significantly delay processing time.
- Birth Certificate – $75.00 each
- Certified Copy of Manitoba Birth Registration – $75.00 each
- Rush Service to Canada – $40.00 additional courier cost (includes multiple certificates)
- Rush Service to U.S.A. – $50.00 additional courier cost (includes multiple certificates)
- Rush Service to International Destinations – $80.00 additional courier cost (includes multiple certificates)
Fees include all taxes, search, shipping and processing charges.
If no record of the birth is found by the Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded by the Agency.
All birth certificates in Manitoba are mailed / couriered directly from the Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency.
Manitoba Family Information Birth Certificate
The family information birth certificate contains the individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, parent(s) name(s) and their birthplace(s).
Manitoba Individual Information Birth Certificate
The individual information birth certificate contains the individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth and sex.
Certified Copy of Manitoba Birth Registration
This a photocopy of the actual birth registration as filled in by the parents. It is legally the most complete document. The photocopy is certified as a 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.
New Security-Enhanced Birth Certificates
On January 21st, 2008, Manitoba introduced a new, more secure and durable birth certificate. The new certificate is made of high-security plastic, making it extremely durable and enabling more than 20 security features. The previous paper birth certificates are no longer available.
Although there is no requirement to do so at this time, Manitoban born residents may order a new format birth certificate. While the old certificates will not be invalidated, in some instances, where identity security is of utmost importance, citizens may be asked by other agencies to provide the new more secure document as proof of identity or citizenship. Vital Statistics will not exchange a pre-2008 certificate free of charge.
The new certificate is 125 mm wide by 176 mm high. A wallet size certificate is no longer available.
It is designed to discourage people from carrying it in their wallet or purse (thousands of certificates are reported lost or stolen every month).
The stock for the new document is high security polymer (plastic).
The certificate has:
- Two transparent windows — one with a colour shifting property and one with three floating maple leaves; unique watermark/shadow features — maple leaves; Canada geese;
- Thread feature containing the word “CANADA” repeated;
- Tactile printing similar to that found on Canadian currency;
- Colour shifting window with the word “CANADA” in three waves below the clear window containing the maple leaves (purple/green); and
- 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.
- The individual information certificate contains the individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth and sex.
Do you require the status of your submitted application?
If you have not received your ordered birth certificate within the time expected, please call toll-free at 1-866-949-9296.