Getting an Ontario Birth Certificate

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Ontario Birth Certificate

If you recently had a child or you are a person under 16 without a birth certificate and you need one, it is important to know the process and the requirements to get one. Through Service Ontario, you can get your Ontario Birth Certificate online for the first time or replace it in Canada. Get more info on Birth Certificate Ontario and Apply for Birth Certificate Application to get the Canadian Birth Certificate.

What is an Ontario Birth Certificate?

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An Ontario Birth Certificate is a government document that records that a birth happened in Ontario. This document can be used as identity proof.

If you recently had a child, you must register him or her in order to get the birth certificate. Remember the ideal moment to do it is within 30 days after the birth and you can do it until the child is one year old. After that, certain fees and restrictions may apply.

Who can apply to get an Ontario Birth Certificate?ontario birth cenrtificate, canada

You can apply if you meet any of the following requirements: you are 13 years old or older; you are named as a parent on the birth registration of your child and you want to apply for him or her; For Health Certificate, you are the legal guardian of a child and you want to apply for him or her, and you have legal documentation that proves that you have the custody; To that, you are the next kin, executor or estate administrator of a deceased person and you want to for him or her, and you can provide a death certificate.

How do I apply to get an Ontario Birth Certificate?

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To order a birth certificate, you will need to fill a form of application online. To apply for Birth Certificate you will need: your mailing address, phone number and your first and last name or single name; information about the person named on the certificate, which includes parent’s information, all given names, last or single name, sex, date and city of birth; a guarantor, if the subject is 9 years or older; and the payment for the certificate.

Once you applied, you can check the status of your application online and once is done, the certificate will send by mail.

There are different options available to pay. Online you can pay with VISA, MasterCard and Interact Online and in-person you can pay with a credit card, cash, Interact or money order.

What if I want to get a replacement for my Canadian birth certificate?

If your birth certificate stolen, damaged or lost, you will have to fill an application form online. The cost of the replacement is $45.

Once your replacement is issued, the previous one will no longer be valid, because a person can only have one for security reasons.

Ontario Birth Certificate Contact Numbers:

Non-Alberta Residents No: 780-415-2225 Toll Free Number: 1-877-848-2578 (Nova Scotia)
Alberta Residents No: 780-427-7013 Contact Number: 902-424-4381
Toll-Free Number: 1-888-876-1633 (BC only) Toll-Free Number: 1-800-661-0833
Contact Number: 250-952-2681 Contact Number: 867-645-8002
Toll Free Number: 1-800-282-8069 (Manitoba) Toll Free: 1-800-461-2156 (Ontario)
Contact Number: 204-945-3701 Contact Number: 416-325-8305
Contact Number: 506-453-2385 Toll-Free: 1-877-320-1253 (PEI only)
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR Contact Number: 902-838-0880
Contact Number: 709-729-3308 QUEBEC
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Contact Number: 418-643-3900
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-661-0830 SASKATCHEWAN
Contact Number: 867-777-7400 Toll Free Number: 1-855-eHS-LINK (347-5465)

To Apply for Birth Certificate Ontario Website:
Canadian Birth Certificate Ontario Toll-Free Number: 1-867-888-1686
Ontario Birth Certificate Fax Number: 416-981-3409
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Ontario Birth Certificate Address Details

Office of the Register Central,
189 – Red River Road,
Post Box Number: 4600.
Thunder Bay, ON – P7B 6LB