How to obtain canadian birth certificate


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  3. What if my Ontario birth certificate is lost or stolen?
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Service times listed above are approximations and are not guaranteed.

Incomplete or inaccurate applications will significantly delay processing time. Birth Certificate with Parental Information or orders for other certificates that include a Birth Certificate with Parental Information; 3 to 4 week average delivery time.

Newborns: Birth registration takes about 16 weeks. Birth Certificate orders will be processed and delivered only after registration is complete.


If you are applying for an Ontario Birth Certificate to support a separate application such as for a Passport, Driver's Licence, Immigration, or Native Status, it is important to check with the organization requesting the document to ensure you obtain the correct vital record. Changes cannot be made once an order has been placed.

This site is available for use by the general public and legal profession to obtain government approved and official certificates issued by the government agency. We act as agents for expediting vital certificate applications.

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What if my Ontario birth certificate is lost or stolen?

To fix this you can make a larger notarized copy to be authenticated but we advise against it as many of the embassies will not accept the wallet style birth certificate whether original or a notarized copy. If you are ordering a new birth certificate to be authenticated at Global Affairs Canada, some provincial vital statistics departments have an option to have it delivered directly to our office.

Most of our clients choose this option because it allows for quicker Birth Certificate Authentication and Legalization. See more about your options using our Birth Certificate Authentication Services. Most embassy consulates are located here in Ottawa and charge a fee to provide document legalization services.

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In addition, some have other requirements and long processing times that change often. Not to worry, our document legalization services will take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your timeline. If you have been asked to get your birth certificate authenticated and legalized or Apostilled you may have other documents such as a Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Police Check that also require authentication and legalization.

Now that we have helped confirm that you have the correct type, you are ready to begin the Birth Certificate Authentication and Legalization process also known as Birth Certificate Apostille Certification.