Canadian Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

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.

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Nunavut Marriage Certificate

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Who can apply

You can apply for a Nunavut Marriage Certificate if you are:

  • Either party to the marriage;
  • 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;
  • 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.
Documents Available to Order

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 (wallet size) contains the following information: names of the parties to the marriage, date and place of marriage, date of registration and registration number.

Long Form Marriage Certificate (paper size 8.5 x 7”):

The Long Form Marriage Certificate (paper size) contains the information as stated above, plus the place of birth for both parties.

Restricted Photocopy:

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.

Processing Time

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: Delivery times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be delayed or rejected if inadequate information is provided or if there is a discrepancy between information provided and the government records.
Short Form Marriage Certificate (wallet size): $45.00
Long Form Marriage Certificate (paper size): $45.00
Restricted Photocopy: $45.00

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.

Status of your Application

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
Telephone: 867-645-8002

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