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Order a copy of birth registration in Canada

14.11.2019 - Article

You require a copy of your child's birth registration in Canada to find out whether a name declaration is necessary? Further Information on where to order the necessary document can be found here:

You are married, do not carry a family name according to German law and have declared your child’s name at the time of birth registration with a Canadian civil registrar? The name declaration as part of the birth registration in Canada may be valid under German law also, if a last name of one parent was selected. The declaration has to be signed by both parents, an electronic signature suffices.

If you can present a copy of the Canadian birth registration as proof of the name declaration, no further name declaration is necessary. You can order the certified copy of birth registration with Vital Statistics of the province where your child was born.

Province / Territory

Which document is required?

competent Canadian authority

Alberta

photocopy of a registration of birth

 Vital Statistics Alberta

British Columbia

certified electronic extract of a birth registration (seit 01.01.2000) bzw.

certified copy of birth registration (vor 01.01.2000)

 Vital Statistics B.C.

Manitoba

certified copy of the registration of birth

 Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency

New Brunswick

certified copy of birth registration

 Service New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

certified copy of birth registration

 Service Newfoundland & Labrador

Northwest Territories

certified copy of birth registration

 Health and Social Services

Nova Scotia

certified copy of birth registration

 Vital Statistics Nova Scotia

Nunavut

restricted photocopy of registration

 Department of Health

Ontario

certified copy of birth registration

 Vital Statistics Ontario

Prince Edward Islands

certified copy of registration of birth

 Vital Statistics P.E.I.

Québec

copy of an act of birth/ copie d’acte de naissance

 Directeur de l'état civil

Saskatchewan

certified copy of the original birth Registration

 eHealth Saskatchewan

Yukon

certified copy of birth registration

 Vital Statistics Yukon


If you are unsure whether a separate name declaration is required, you can contact us ahead of an appointment using our contact form.


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