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.
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.
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.
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.
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 get identification cards, including an Indian status card.
How to change the address on your health card, driver’s licence, and/or vehicle permit online.
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.