A Government issued Prince Edward Island 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.Apply Online
You can apply for a Prince Edward Island Marriage 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 Marriage Certificate (wallet size) contains the full names of the couple, place of marriage, date of marriage, registration number and date of registration.
The Long Form Marriage Certificate (framing size) contains the information as stated above, plus the place of birth for both parties.
Please Note: Those applying for a marriage certificate must ensure that the information be provided exactly as it is recorded on the marriage registration or the certificate will not be issued.
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 Prince Edward Island Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.
If you have not received your Marriage Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the Prince Edward Island Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.
Toll Free: 1-877-320-1253 (PEI only)