Identification and certificates
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How to get a legal document authenticated for international travel or business purposes. The Official Documents Services (ODS) department issues the Certificate of Authentication. Note: The Official Documents Services offices moved to a new location on February 21, 2014. The offices are located on the north side of the building.
A birth certificate is a record of a birth that happened in Ontario. It is a government document that can be used as proof of identity.
An Ontario Photo Card is a wallet sized card that provides government-issued identification to those Ontarians who do not have a driver’s licence, making it easier for them to do things such as open a bank account, and perform any other activities that require official identification.
How to register a new baby’s birth and in one transaction: get a birth certificate apply for a social insurance number (SIN) and sign up for Canada child benefits (including Ontario child benefits) This is called the 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle.
A death certificate is a document containing the details of a death that took place in Ontario. You can order a copy, or multiple copies online, if the death is registered in Ontario. You can use this certificate to cancel a health card or driver’s licence and for insurance purposes.
A marriage certificate is a document containing the details of a marriage performed in Ontario. You can order a copy or multiple copies online if the marriage is registered in Ontario. You can use this certificate to change your name, process a divorce, or as a record of family history. Getting married? Learn more about the forms you might need and how to get a marriage licence.
When you get married, you don’t have to legally change your last name (surname). You have 3 options if you would like to change your name. You can: change your last name to your spouse’s last name combine both of your last names with a space in-between combine both of your last names with a hyphen If you choose to have a double last name you can also select the order that they appear.
How to change the address on your health card, driver’s licence, and/or vehicle permit online.
How to get identification cards, including an Indian status card.