Welcome to the Vital Statistics Agency Web Site
The Vital Statistics Agency registers all births, marriages, deaths, and changes of name that occur in British Columbia.
The certificates issued by the Vital Statistics Agency are legal proof of these vital events.
Use the links on the left sidebar to find out about birth, marriage, death, wills registry, adoption, legal change of name, and genealogical services in British Columbia.
Birth Registration and the new Family Law Act
On March 18, 2013, the BC government introduced a new law that sets out rules for determining a child's parents whether the
child was conceived through natural or assisted reproduction, including surrogacy.
To accommodate the provisions of the new Act, the Vital Statistics Agency has developed new forms and procedures for registering
a child's birth.
Children born in British Columbia can be registered using our secure and easy online birth
registration service unless one or more of the following apply.
- Your child's birth is the result of assisted reproduction or surrogacy.
- Your child is over 1 year old.
- You don't have access to a computer or internet.
In these circumstances, call the Agency at 250-952-2681 in Victoria or 1-888-876-1633 elsewhere in BC, and we will send you the
required registration package and answer any questions you may have about registering your child's birth.
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Most Popular Baby Names in British Columbia
Wondering which names have stood the test of time?
Check out the Most Popular Baby Names in B.C. for the last 100 years and create a colourful graph of your favourite names.