Ontario Marriage Certificates | Official Government Issued

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

Who Can Apply For an Ontario Marriage Certificate With This Application?

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

Marriage certificates in Ontario may be released to:

  • Either party to the marriage;
  • Child of the marriage;
  • Parent of either party to the marriage;

Certified Copies of Marriage Registration in Ontario may be released to:

  • Either party to the marriage; or

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

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 to 20 business days to be processed and delivered.

Certificates ordered with rush service average 5 to 7 business days to be processed and delivered. RUSH SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY OUTSIDE CANADA.

Search Letters average 6 to 8 weeks to be processed and delivered.

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

  1. Marriage Certificate – $65.00
  2. Certified Copy of Marriage Registration – $75.00
  3. Rush Service – Reduces processing and delivery time 5 to 7 business day – $35.00 – RUSH SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY OUTSIDE CANADA.
  4. Search Letter– $65.00 – ($15 extra for each additional name searched)

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

If no record of the marriage is found by the Office of the Registrar General, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded by the Registrar.

All marriage certificates in Ontario are mailed directly from the Office of the Registrar General.

Recent Marriages – A certificate will be issued upon completion of the marriage registration. The registration takes approximately 10 weeks from the date of marriage. Rush service is not available for marriages that took place within the last 10 weeks. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 1-800-461-2156 if you do require a certificate for a recent marriage on a rush basis.

Marriages Prior to 1991 – Marriage Certificate applications where the marriage took place prior to 1991 normally take longer to process. Rush service is not available.

Marriages Prior to 1965 – Marriages prior to 1965 may not be in electronic format. When applying for a Marriage Certificate for a marriage prior to 1965, it can take up to an extra 6-8 weeks for the registration to be converted into electronic format before processing can be completed. Rush service is not available.

Ontario Marriage Certificate

This document includes basic information, such as name, date and place of marriage.

Ontario Certified Copy of Marriage Registration

This document contains all registered information, including signatures. It is a certified copy of the original marriage registration.

Search Letter

A search letter states that according to the Ontario Vital Statistics office the marriage is or is not recorded. If you are getting married outside of Ontario you may need to prove that you are not currently married and may be required to apply for a marriage search letter. In many jurisdictions, this letter is commonly referred to as a Letter of Non-Impediment. This letter only confirms whether or not a marriage is registered for you in Ontario.

Do you require the status of your submitted application?

If you have not received your ordered marriage certificate within the time expected, please call toll-free at 1-800-461-2156. You can also check the status of your application at www.orgforms.gov.on.ca/status.

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