Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by
contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
Birth Certificate with Individual Information Only:
The Individual Information Only Birth Certificate contains basic information: full
name of individual, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration number, and
Birth Certificate with Individual & Parental Information:
The Individual and Parental Information Birth Certificate contains all the information
as stated above, plus the names of parents and birthplaces of parents (province/country
When submitting an application concerning the birth of a minor, we recommend requesting
the Individual & Parental Information Birth Certificate, as it includes the parents'
names. Some organizations require this type of certificate in the case of minors.
A Restricted Photocopy is a copy of the original Registration of Birth and is usually
required for legal purposes. They are by law for restricted use only. If you believe
you need such a certificate, please state your reason.