Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by
contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
Short Form Marriage Certificate (wallet size):
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.
Long Form Marriage Certificate (paper size 9.5 x 7”):
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.