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Ministry of Health

Vital Statistics Agency Application Forms

Most of the forms on this page are fillable, which means you can type your information directly onto the form before printing it.

  1. Download a form by clicking on its title. You need Adobe Reader to fill out the form. If you do not already have Reader, you can download it free from the Adobe website.
  2. Print: Check your form for spelling errors and missed fields before printing it. This helps us process your application more easily and gives you quicker service.
  3. Submit your application with the appropriate fee.

Note: These forms are for British Columbia vital events only.

Birth

Marriage

Please note that persons under 19 years of age wishing to marry require the consent of parents or legal guardians.

Death

Legal Change of Name

Genealogy

Adoption

Paternity Information

Statutory Declaration

Stillbirth

Wills

Change of Gender Designation on BC Birth Certificate

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can save yourself time and effort by ordering your Birth Certificate Application using our on-line electronic ordering system? This service is secure and easy to use and does not cost anything additional.

  • To order online, click here.
  • To continue to download an application for printing, click here (PDF 1.1M) .

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can save yourself time and effort by ordering your Marriage Certificate Application using our on-line electronic ordering system? This service is secure and easy to use and does not cost anything additional.

  • To order online, click here.
  • To continue to download an application for printing, click here (PDF 1.0M)

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can save yourself time and effort by ordering your Death Certificate Application using our on-line electronic ordering system? This service is secure and easy to use and does not cost anything additional.

  • To order online, click here.
  • To continue to download an application for printing, click here (PDF 1.2M)

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can save yourself time and effort by filling in the Legal Change of Name Application form on your computer, and print it using our fillable form below?.

  • To print the Change of Name application form and fill it by hand, click here (PDF 472K).
  • To electronically fill in the Change of Name application form on your computer and print it, click here (PDF 1.4M).

Online Applications

You can apply for these certificates online with a credit card:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate
Order certificates

Register the birth of your child. Birth registration is free, but you’ll need a credit card to order a birth certificate at the same time.

Register your newborn

Register a wills notice online and pay with a credit card.

Register a Wills Notice