Prince Edward Island Marriage Certificate

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Prince Edward Island Marriage Certificate

A Government issued 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.

How To Apply

Step 1 01

Certificate & Service Options
Certificate & Service Options

Step 2 02

Applicant Information

Step 3 03

Marriage Details
Marriage Details

Step 4 04


Step 5 05

Payment Processing
Who can apply

You can apply for a Prince Edward Island Marriage Certificate if you are:

  • Either party to the marriage;
  • A lawyer acting for either party to the marriage (must submit proof of retainer or written authorization);
  • A person who has a court order.
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 9.5 cm x 6.4 cm):

The Short Form Marriage Certificate (wallet size) contains the full names of the couple, place of marriage, date of marriage, registration number and date of registration.

Long Form Marriage Certificate (framing size 21.6 cm x 17.8 cm):

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

Please Note: Those applying for a marriage certificate must ensure that the information be provided exactly as it is recorded on the marriage registration or the certificate will not be issued.

Service Options

Regular Service (15-25 business days)

Short Form Marriage Certificate: $60.00
Long Form Marriage Certificate: $70.00

Rush Service (5-10 business days)

Short Form Marriage Certificate: $125.00
Long Form Marriage Certificate: $135.00

Please Note: Fees listed above are inclusive of taxes and shipping costs. 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. If no record of the marriage is found by Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.

Toll Free: 1-877-320-1253 (PEI only)
Telephone: 902-838-0880