Ordering Your Ontario Marriage Certificate
If you’ve been married in Ontario you need to apply for your marriage certificate with Ontario Vital Statistics. Order in person at any Service Ontario branch, download and complete the application form, or else order online from Service Ontario’s website.
Ensure you order the certified marriage certificate as many agencies don’t accept the file sized certificate when changing names. No matter how you order, certificates cost $22 and will be processed within 3 weeks.
Use it to change names
If you decide to change names, start by visiting any Service Ontario office to update your driver’s license and health care card. Be sure to take your marriage certificate and current license with you. Next visit your bank to change names in person. Many other changes can be done by mail. Click the button below to get company specific name change forms, plus letters and faxes for companies allowing name change in writing. Where companies don’t require name change in writing, we’ll provide their name change procedure.