Marriage Information

Order a Marriage Certificate

Last modified: 
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:01

Who can order a marriage certificate?

  • an individual recorded as a party on a marriage registration
  • legal representative of either of the parties
  • the parents or guardian of a person who was under 18 years of age at the time of marriage
  • children of the marriage to prove parentage, age, or birthplace of parents, for legal purposes
  • an agent, or any other person, on the written authorization of either of the parties
  • a person who requires the certificate for use in a court of law, for adoption, or for settlement of an estate
  • an officer of the Crown, for official purposes
  • government departments approved by the Director of Vital Statistics, when required for legal or other legitimate purposes.

To order a marriage certificate:

  • Complete an Application for Marriage Certificate form, providing all relevant information with respect to the application.
  • Pay by credit card, cheque or money order (payable to Government of the NWT).  Note: Wallet and paper (framing) size certificates are $22.00 for each certificate.
  • If a restricted photocopy is required, there is a $33.00 charge per certificate. Note: A reason for requesting a Restricted Photocopy must be provided, and it will only be released at the discretion of the Registrar General of Vital Statistics.
  • Submit completed form to the Health Services Administration Office, in person, by mail or by fax (if paying by credit card only).

Prerequisites

  • Marriage must have taken place in the Northwest Territories, and the marriage license has been forwarded to and registered by the Registrar General of Vital Statistics, Health Services Administration Office.

Forms

Fees

  • $22.00 for each marriage certificate.
  • $33.00 for Restricted Photocopy.

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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