Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
Short Form Birth Certificate:
The Short Form Birth Certificate contains basic information: full name of individual, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration date and registration number.
Long Form Birth Certificate:
The Long Form Birth Certificate contains all the information as stated above, plus the names of parents and birthplaces of parents (province/country only).
When submitting an application concerning the birth of a minor, we recommend requesting the Long Form Birth Certificate, as it includes the parents' names. Some organizations require this type of certificate in the case of minors.
Certified Photocopy of Registration of Live Birth:
A Certified Photocopy of Registration is a duplicate of the original Registration of Birth. Registration Photocopies are generally only required for court purposes. They are not for use as identification.
Genealogical Photocopy of Registration of Live Birth:
Genealogical Photocopy of Registration is a duplicate of the original Registration of Birth and is stamped “For Genealogy Only”.
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 birth is found by Saskatchewan Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.