(Closed) ontario marriage certificate

posted 6 years ago in Toronto
Post # 4
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just got married in Ontario on the 15th. My officiant told me to wait 4-5 weeks, then apply for the marriage certificate online. The reason for the wait is because the marriage has to be registered first before they can issue you a marriage certificate. After the wedding, the officiant mails in a bunch of info about the wedding to get it registered and it takes the government usually 4-5 weeks to do so in the summer time. You can go online to service ontario and try applying. It will tell you if it is too early or not. With the record of solemnization of marriage, you can go to a service Canada outlet and change your last name on your SIN card, and also at work. You can also use that paper to change your name at most other places like your bank. The only places I couldn’t change my last name were for my drivers license, health card, and car ownership. But also because I haven’t changed my drivers license, I also haven’t changed my car insurance and because I haven’t changed my health card, I haven’t changed my name at the doctors or pharmacy or chiropractor yet. Hope that helps you! And congratulations!

Post # 6
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@babeandbabe:  my officiant told me to wait 3 months to apply for my certificate.  a friend of mine got married in january, she told me that she had to wait the 3 months to change her name b/c she needed her marriage certificate. 

Post # 7
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@babeandbabe:  our officiant told us that when we apply for the certificate if we include a copy of the record of solemnization of marriage with the request it can help them get the certificate faster. Whether this is true I have yet to determine as we 38 days away from our wedding. I can say that the clerk told us to wait a few weeks to mail in the paperwork for the certificate as they can be behind in registering everything and then it’s an even longer wait.

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