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:
The Short Form Marriage Certificate contains basic information: names of parties
to the marriage, date of marriage, place of marriage, registration number, registration
date and date issued.
Long Form Marriage Certificate (Certified Copy):
The Long Form Marriage Certificate is a restricted and certified photographic copy
of the original Marriage Registration which is available to either party to the
marriage or to another person upon written consent from either party to the marriage.
The Long Form Marriage Certificate contains all of the information on a Short Form
Certificate and may contain the following information of both parties to the marriage:
marital status, age, religious denomination, residence, place of birth, full name
of parents, birthplace of parents and marriage officiant.