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Ministry of Health

Birth Registration and Certificates

The Vital Statistics Agency offers secure and easy to use online services that let you:

Register the birth of your child and order a birth certificate.
Order birth certificates for yourself or your children under 19.
Order commemorative certificates as keepsakes of birth events.

What you'll find in this section

If you would like more information about birth registration and certificates, this section has topics on:

  • How to register a birth in British Columbia.
  • How to apply for services like your child’s Social Insurance Number (SIN), Canada Child Benefits and MSP Services while registering the birth.
  • How to order a birth certificate in British Columbia.
  • What British Columbia’s birth certificate looks like and how it is designed.
  • How to change a birth record.
  • The most popular baby names in British Columbia.

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