Official government ID and certificates
Get your official identification and certificates directly from the government of Ontario through ServiceOntario. It’s faster, safer and cheaper.
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Apply for, replace or check the status of:
Register the birth of your newborn child using the 5-in-1 newborn bundle:
Learn more about changing your name in Ontario:
Get or renew Ontario government-issued identification:
- renew your driver’s licence
- get an Ontario Photo Card
- apply for a driver's licence
- exchange an out-of-province or out-of-country driver's licence
Get a legal document authenticated for international travel or business purposes:
Check before you order
Here are some things to check before ordering a birth certificate online to make sure you are buying direct from the government and not from a third-party company.
ServiceOntario has the lowest prices. Certificates range from $15 to $75 depending on the type of certificate or service delivery method.
Regular online service: 15 business days plus delivery by Canada post
Premium online service (rush): 5 business days by courier
Check the status of your order
When you order a certificate from ServiceOntario you can check the status of your order 1 day after submitting it.
Regular online service: in the mail within 15 business days.
Premium online service: delivered to you within 5 business days.
How to tell you’re not on a government website
Official government websites like ServiceOntario.ca will display these logos
Only government-authorized websites and partners have the right to use these.
You are buying from a third-party company and not ServiceOntario if you see a statement saying something like this
- We are not a government agency
- We are not affiliated with any government agency
- We are a private company
Third-party companies must have a statement on their website clearly identifying that they are not affiliated with the government. You can usually find these statements on the home page, about us page, or the terms and conditions page.
Send a request to the Office of the Registrar General
Certificate applications and urgent requests
Submit additional documents and information and make a payment for:
- existing applications for birth, marriage or death certificates
- urgent certificate requests where additional documentation is required (for example, court orders)
- urgent requests for certified copies of death registration with cause of death information
- birth certificates displaying “X” in the sex designation field
- birth certificates that do not display the sex designation field
Note: Do not include credit card information in your application form. Once you have completed your form, you will be directed to a payment page where you can submit your payment information and complete your request.
Request amendment or change of name application forms
Contact the Office of the Registrar General to request an application form be mailed to you to:
- amend the registration of a:
- change a name
Change of name or amendment applications
Submit additional documents, make a payment, or cancel an existing change of name or amendment application.
Note: Do not include credit card information in your application form. Once you have completed your form, you will be directed to a payment page where you can submit your payment information and complete your application.
Birth, marriage and death registrations
Hospitals, eligible municipalities and funeral homes can request registration services to:
- update or submit additional information for an existing birth, death, marriage or stillbirth registration or delayed registration
- submit additional information for medical coding purposes
Marriage officiant applications and authorizations to be married after an out-of-country divorce
Submit additional information for an existing marriage officiant application.
Request a sample legal opinion letter to be sent to your lawyer for an authorization to be married after an out-of-country divorce.
Existing requests with the Office of the Registrar General
For more information on an existing request or to request a change of address with the Office of the Registrar General (ORG), please contact us. You may be asked to submit additional information to follow up on a request.
If you have any questions about the services provided by the Office of the Registrar General, please contact ServiceOntario: