Once the Birth Certificate Application has been filed and it is confirmed that the
birth is not registered, the Office of the Registrar General will send us a Notice
of Registration. When we recieve the Notice of Registration, we will then send you
the Delayed Statement of Live Birth form that you are required to complete as step
2 of this process. This form must be filed on original Government paper and is not
available for download.
This form becomes a permanent record of the birth. Please print neatly in black
or blue ink. To ensure that the Delayed Statement of Live Birth form is accepted
by the Office of the Registrar General, it must have no changes, additions, deletions,
alterations, notations or correction fluid. If you make a mistake, contact our office
for new forms.
The signatures of BOTH
the mother and father are required. If either parent is unavailable for signing,
a written explanation is required along with evidence that clearly identifies both
parents (i.e. Baptismal certificate). If you cannot provide evidence, the father's
particulars must be left blank.
After the birth is registered, the Birth Certificate will then be issued (sent to
you via regular mail or courier, depending on the service level chosen).
The mother will be required to provide a photocopy of ONE of the following documents.
Only original or certified copies of these documents will be accepted:
Evidence of the mother's maiden name:
- • The mother's Birth / Baptismal Certificate;
- • Immigration record (Record of Landing);
- • Marriage Certificate.
Additionally, the following document(s) may also be required:
- • Letter from the hospital where the child was born;
- • Baptismal certificate.
The process for a delayed registration of birth can only be expedited if there is
an urgent matter. Therefore, Proof of Urgency with a written explanation
must accompany this application for all Rush Service requests. Some examples of
situations that the government may deem fit for an expedition are:
- • Child is over the age of 1 and will be travelling outside of Canada;
- • Child has a medical condition and needs to qualify for healthcare;
- • Child has to start attending school.