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Where to Get Marriage License:

From a Marriage Licence Issuer (MLI) at any Registry Agent Office.

ID Requirement:

Proof of identification such as a Driver License, passport, or birth certificate. You also need to know the full names (maiden name) and birthplaces of your parents.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Canada. However, you must apply together.

Previous Marriages:

Proof of the divorce or annulment in the form of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute must be provided.


Proof of death is required.

Covenant Marriage Option :


Waiting Period:



Rates may vary between Marriage Commissioners. Some require cash only.

Other Tests:

No other tests required.

Proxy Marriages:


Cousin Marriages: Yes.

Common Law Marriages: No.

Same Sex Marriages: Yes.

Under 18: Applicants under 18 years of age but over 16 need to have parental or court consent. The consent form must be signed before a marriage licence issuer, the clergy performing the ceremony or any person authorized to take affidavits. A male minor, under the age of 16 years, may not get married under any circumstances. The law does state that in some situations, a judge may say that parental consent is not necessary. It might be possible to marry under the age of 16 if you get a letter from a medical doctor saying that you are the mother of a living child or you are pregnant.

Witnesses: Two over the age of 16.

Miscellaneous: License is valid for 90 days.

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