A Government issued Nunavut Birth Certificate is required to establish legal identity, obtain a Canadian passport, apply for a health card, driver’s license, social insurance number, enroll in school, settle an estate or access pension benefits.Apply Online
You can apply for a Nunavut Birth Certificate if you are:
Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
The Short Form Birth Certificate is required when applying for an adult Canadian passport. It contains basic information: full name of individual, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration date and registration number.
The Long Form Birth Certificate contains all the information as stated above, plus the names of parents and birthplaces of parents (province/country only).
When submitting an application concerning the birth of a minor, we recommend requesting the Long Form 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. A Restricted Photocopy can only be issued if authorized by the Registrar General of Vital Statistics or on the order of a court.
Given that you have correctly filled out all sections on the application, you will receive your birth certificate(s) within approximately 15-25 business days (includes mailing time).
Please Note: 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.
Given that you have correctly filled out all sections on the application, you will receive your Birth Certificate(s) within approximately 20-30 business days (includes mailing time).
Please Note: Fees listed above are inclusive of taxes and shipping costs. If no record of the birth is found by Nunavut Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.
If you have not received your Birth Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the Nunavut Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0833