A Government issued Nunavut 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 Nunavut 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 (wallet size) contains the following information: names of the parties to the marriage, date and place of marriage, date of registration and registration number.
The Long Form Marriage Certificate (paper size) contains the information as stated above, plus the place of birth for both 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 15-25 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 Nunavut 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 Nunavut Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0833