Ordering Your Ontario Marriage Certificate

Ordering Your Ontario Marriage Certificate

Ordering Your Ontario Marriage Certificate

If you were married in Ontario apply for your marriage certificate through Service Ontario. It takes between 6 and 8 weeks for marriages to be registered with Service Ontario, then your marriage certificate is ready to order. It's easiest to order online from Service Ontario’s website. You may instead order in person at any Service Ontario location or complete the paper application form provided in your name change kit.  No matter how you order a marriage certificates costs $15. If your wedding was at least 3 weeks ago then your order will be processed in 15 working days.

Use your marriage certificate as proof of your new name  

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 original marriage certificate and driver's license with you. Next visit your bank to change names in person. Most other changes can be be requested in writing. Click the button below to get company specific name change forms, letters and emails. Just attach the proof listed, sign and send! \\Where companies don’t require name change in writing, we’ll provide detailed instructions on what steps to follow so you don't waste hours on hold.


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If you've recently married and are taking your spouse's surname then the only document you need to start changing names is your marriage certificate. Download the application form here or apply online.

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