Canadian Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

A Government issued New Brunswick Marriage Certificate is required as proof of a legal marriage, to ensure the rights of spouses and children are respected, to apply for certain social benefits, to settle an estate, to change or hyphenate a surname, or to apply for a divorce in Canada.

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New Brunswick Marriage Certificate

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Who can apply

You can apply for a New Brunswick Marriage Certificate if you are:

  • Either party to the marriage.
Documents Available to Order

Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.


Marriage Certificate (Long Form):

The New Brunswick Marriage Certificate comes in Long Form only and contains the following information: name, sex, province or country of birth of both parties, date of marriage, place of marriage, registration number, registration date and date issued.

Marriage certificates are issued using the information from the original Registration of Marriage, completed at the time of marriage. If a record cannot be found, a search for a three-year period is carried out automatically and the applicant will be notified.

Photographic Print:

A Photographic Print contains all the information appearing on the original Registration of Marriage. This document is generally only required for court purposes and is not to be used for identification. A restricted photographic print is available upon written consent of the parties.

Service Options

Regular Service (15-25 business days)

Marriage Certificate: $65.00
Photographic Print: $65.00

Rush Service (5-7 business days)

Marriage Certificate: $105.00
Photographic Print: $105.00

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 marriage is found by New Brunswick Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.

Status of your Application

If you have not received your Marriage Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the New Brunswick Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.

Toll Free: 506-453-2385
Telephone: 506-453-2385

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