Frequently asked questions: birth, marriage and death certificates


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  • What can I do if I don’t have a guarantor for a birth certificate application?

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    If you cannot provide a guarantor, it will take longer to process your application. You will need to include a signed letter of explanation with your birth certificate application. Include in the letter: the steps you took to try to find a guarantor the r
  • I lost my wallet. How do I replace my government identification?

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    Call your financial institution immediately to report your lost bank cards and credit cards. You should also contact your local police department to prevent any fraudulent use of your personal identification. Be sure to obtain the report number and the ba
  • Where can I get information about divorce or separation in Ontario?

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    Divorce or separation agreements are handled by Ontario courts. For about divorce or separation visit the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website. Get a copy of a divorce order, certificate of divorce Apply for an Ontario marriage certificate Resume a
  • What documents do I need to get a Canadian passport, social insurance number, health card or driver's licence?

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    Please refer to the following information to determine what type of certificate you require: Canadian passport Social insurance number Ontario driver's licence Ontario health card Apply for a birth certificate online
  • What is a guarantor?

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    A guarantor is someone who certifies that the information you provided on the birth certificate application is complete and accurate. ServiceOntario may contact your guarantor by phone to verify the information you provided on your application. A guaranto
  • Who can apply for a marriage certificate or a certified copy of marriage registration?

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    The married couple, children of the marriage, parents of the parties to the marriage or an authorized representative acting on behalf of any entitled individual can apply for a marriage certificate. Only the married couple can apply for a certified copy o
  • Who can perform marriages?

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    A civil marriage may be performed by an Ontario judge, justice of the peace or a municipal clerk under the authority of a marriage licence. Each municipality can offer civil marriage services and set its own fees. Contact your municipal office for more in
  • Get or replace an Ontario birth certificate

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    ServiceOntario – the only government-authorized source for Ontario birth certificates. It’s safer, cheaper and faster. 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. The birth must be registered in Ontario to use this service. Please use the 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle if you have not registered the birth of your child and the child is less than 1 year old. Order a birth certificate online */
  • How to get a copy of an Ontario marriage certificate online

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    ServiceOntario – the only government-authorized source for Ontario marriage certificates. It’s safer, cheaper and faster. 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.  
  • How to get a copy of an Ontario death certificate online

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    ServiceOntario – the only government-authorized source for Ontario death certificates. It’s safer, cheaper and faster. 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.