A Government issued Northwest Territories Marriage Certificate is required as proof of a legal marriage, to ensure the rights of spouses and children are respected, to apply for certain social benefits, to settle an estate, to change or hyphenate a surname, or to apply for a divorce in Canada.Apply Online
You can apply for a Northwest Territories Marriage Certificate if you are:
Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
The Short Form Marriage Certificate contains the following information: name of first party, name of second party, date of marriage, place of marriage, registration number and registration date.
The Long Form Marriage Certificate contains the above information along with the following information: birthplaces of the first and second parties.
A Restricted Photocopy is a copy of the original registration and is usually required for legal purposes. A restricted photocopy can only be issued if authorized by the Registrar General of Vital Statistics or on the order of a court.
Given that you have correctly filled out all sections on the application, you will receive your marriage certificate(s) within approximately 10-20 business days (includes mailing time).
Please Note: Fees listed above are inclusive of taxes and shipping costs. If no record of the marriage is found by Northwest Territories Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.
If you have not received your Marriage Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the Northwest Territories Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0830