British Columbia Canada
Genealogy Vital Records Resources for British Columbia
How To Order A Birth
You can apply for a birth certificate at any
Vital Statistics Office or
Government Agent office. Get a copy of
the application form at these locations or
the form here.
Complete and mail the form with the
to Vital Statistics, and pay by cheque, money order or
A birth certificate may be ordered by the following:
||The person who is the
subject of the certificate.
||A parent of a child under
19 years of age, or if the child is incapable.
||A custodial guardian if
the parent is incapable
||A person with written
authorization from one of the above.
||An officer of any
provincial government or the government in Canada who
requires the certificate for discharge of official
||Any other person who
satisfies the Chief Executive Officer of the good faith
of the person's cause for requiring the certificate.
Ordering a Marriage Certificate
A party to a marriage, or a person with written authorization
by the couple, can order a marriage certificate. To order a
marriage certificate, you may:
Ordering A Death Certificate
Any person can apply for a death certificate.
Only an immediate family member can apply for a genealogy
certificate upon proof of death and proof of relationship to the
deceased person. This includes individuals such as a spouse,
mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, grandchildren and
To order a document, you may: