Eligibility for Marriage Documents

The following persons are eligible to apply for a marriage certificate or photocopy of a Registration of Marriage:

a) A party to the marriage (bride/groom).

b) A guardian, trustee or person with power of attorney for a person described in (a).
- A copy of the legal document must be attached to the application.

c) A person who is a designated agent for a person described in (a) or (b).
- Consent and the statutory declaration on the application must be completed.

d) A person who is designated by a personal directive as an agent of the person described in (a).
- A copy of the legal document must be attached to the application.

e) A person with an order from the court.
- A copy of the order must be attached to the application.

f) A lawyer for a person described in (a), (b), (d), or (e).
- A copy of a valid Law Society card must be attached to the application.

Person whose marriage is registered is deceased

g) An adult next-of-kin* of a person who was a party to the marriage.
- Death certificate and either proof of relationship or an Affidavit of Relationship must be attached to the application.

h) The executor of an estate of a party to the marriage.
- Death certificate and a copy of the will identifying the executor must be attached to the application.

i) An adult relative of a deceased party to the marriage when there are no eligible applicants.
- Death certificate and either proof of relationship or an Affidavit of Relationship must be attached to this application.

* Next-of-kin: Mother, father, brother, sister, children, spouse, or adult interdependent partner. This does not include in-laws, grand children, step relatives, aunt, uncles, nieces or nephews. Persons who have been adopted or who have placed their child for adoption are not “next-of-kin” to biological relations.

Anyone may apply for a marriage document  

j) When the marriage record is 75 years or older.