Get your marriage certificate
If you were married in Manitoba your marriage certificate will be available to order from the Vital Statistics office around 6 to 8 weeks after your wedding. Many organizations insist on sighting your original government-issued certificate before you can change names. This certificate is essential when updating the name on your identification and accounts. If you have not already applied, download the application form below.
Only the bride or groom can apply for their own certificate. It’s easiest to apply online. You may choose instead to complete and mail in a paper form or apply in person at the Vital Statistics Agency in Winnipeg. Certificates cost $30 each at the time of writing.
Once you have your marriage certificate apply to change names on your driver’s licence and provincial health care card. No records are linked or automatically updated, so you need to apply directly to each organization where you have an account, identification, record or membership. Banks with large branch networks typically require you to visit in person so your signature can be witnessed. You always need to show your original certificate when changing names in person.
Most other organizations can be notified in writing. Click the button below to choose which companies you need to notify from our database of over 750 Canadian organizations. We’ll provide you with ready-to-send forms, letters and emails. Just sign and send!