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Marriage License

Identification Requirements

Each person applying for the marriage license must provide 2 pieces of acceptable government issued identification (ID) from the list below:

  • Identification must be valid and original (we will not accept photocopies, scanned images or pictures on electronic devices).
  • Identification must provide your legal name and date of birth.
  • Your first and last names must match on the two pieces of ID that are presenting.
  • To have your middle name(s) included on your marriage licence it must also appear on both pieces of ID.
  • ID on the list can be from any country, as long as it is government issued.
  • If the ID is not in English, a written translation from a certified translator is required.
  • Health cards and S.I.N. cards will not be accepted.
  • Expired identification will not be accepted.

Remarry after a divorce

Divorced in Canada

You will need to bring official proof of the divorce with you when you apply for a marriage license. This can be the original or a court-certified copy of one of three documents:

  • the final decree

  • the final judgment

  • a certificate of divorce

If you were divorced outside of Canada, you will need to provide certain documents to prove that you are no longer married. The government needs to validate these documents. This process can take up to 4 weeks.

You will need to send the following documents to Service Ontario:

  • marriage license application form: completed and signed Get a Marriage Licence Application Form
  • statement of sole responsibility: for each divorce (signed by both people who are planning to get married and a witness).
    Get a Statement of Sole Responsibility Form
  • legal opinion letter: from an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both people who plan to get married, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in Ontario
  • divorce decree or annulment: an original or court-certified copy in English or French. If the decree is in another language, you will need to include a translated copy and an affidavit sworn by a certified translator.

Please mail these documents directly to:
ServiceOntario
Marriage Office
PO Box 4600
189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6L8

You can also contact this office to have a sample legal opinion letter faxed to your lawyer.

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