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APPLICATIONS FOR BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Posted: October 2, 2019

 

October 1, 2019

APPLICATIONS FOR BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND
DEATH CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Manitobans can now use an online service to apply for foundational identity and vital status documents from the Manitoba government’s Vital Statistics Agency (VSA), such as birth, marriage and death certificates. This online service will help streamline services, improve access and reduce delays. This approach improves convenience, by allowing Manitobans to apply online 24-7.

 

The VSA began testing the online service in April. Since then, more than 5,000 applications have been received.

 

To apply for vital event documents, go directly tohttps://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca and click on Online Certificate Application. There are some situations where applications must be mailed, usually if other documentation is needed to support the request. More information about this is available online.

 

Manitobans should be aware that online searches for vital event documents such as birth, marriage or death certificates often bring up third-party, private organizations that are not affiliated with Manitoba’s Vital Statistics Agency. These organizations submit requests on a person’s behalf and they often charge more than the fees set by Vital Statistics Agency. Using third-party services could result in additional processing delays. To protect the privacy of personal and confidential information, individuals should confirm they are ordering directly from the VSA by looking for the Manitoba government logo. Third-party companies must state on its website that it is not, and is not affiliated with, the Manitoba government. The VSA also provides the lowest fees, about $30 for most certificate types.

The online application system was funded through the Manitoba government’s Idea Fund, which helps public servants enhance their ability to provide quality services for Manitobans. To address wait times, the VSA has also begun handling inquiries and processing applications seven days a week. Additional investments are underway to improve services to Manitobans.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.