What is a birth registration?

Birth registration in Ontario is a two-step process. Two forms must be submitted and matched in order for a birth registration to occur.

The first form, the Notice of Live Birth form, is completed by qualified medical staff and submitted to ServiceOntario.

The second form, the Statement of Live Birth form, is completed by parents of newborns using either a paper form or the online birth registration service, 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle and is then submitted directly to ServiceOntario.

It is the matching of these two forms that creates a birth registration.

Updated: September 15, 2014