Marriage Information

Get a Marriage License

Last modified: 
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:59

How to Get a Marriage License

You can get a marriage license from the Registrar General of Vital Statistics, Health Services Administration.

You can also get a marriage license from a Marriage License Issuer, located in many Northern communities:

In most cases you will have to make an appointment with the Marriage License Issuer.

Prerequisites

Both people planning on getting married must attend the appointment with the Marriage License Issuer.  You will need to provide the following documents or information:

  • birth certificate;
  • full names for both sets of parents (including mothers' maiden names);
  • place of birth for both sets of parents;
  • immigration documents (if applicable);
  • divorce certificate(s) or decree(s) — a decree absolute or certificate is required if either person has been divorced as no other divorce documents are acceptable; and
  • death certificate(s) (if either person has been widowed).

Forms

  • Marriage Licence
    Request a copy from the Registrar General of Vital Statistics, Health Services Administration Office or from an NWT Marriage License Issuer.

Fees

  • $65.00

Contact this Service

Phone: 1-800-661-0830 (toll free)

Email: hsa@gov.nt.ca

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Sending the Completed Form…

Mail to:

Registrar General of Vital Statistics
Health Services Administration Office
Department of Health and Social Services
Bag #9
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Fax (if paying by credit card only):

1-867-777-3197

In person:

Registrar General of Vital Statistics
Health Services Administration Office
Department of Health and Social Services
107 Mackenzie Road / IDC Building, 2nd Floor

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