Apply for a Domestic Partnership Certificate
A Domestic Partnership Certificate is a legal record of a domestic partnership. The certificate may be used as proof of domestic partnership. Vital Statistics needs to register a domestic partnership before a Domestic Partnership Certificate can be issued.
Use the Domestic Partnership Application Form to apply for a Domestic Partnership Certificate. A Domestic Partnership Certificate is a legal record of a domestic partnership.
A Domestic Partnership Certificate may be used as proof of domestic partnership.
Agencies and organizations sometimes require proof of a domestic partnership. You can get a Short Form Domestic Partnership Certificate or a Long Form Domestic Partnership Certificate. A short form includes names and partnership registration information. A long form is a certified photocopy of the original registration record. It’s your responsibility to check with the agency or organization to confirm the certificate format you need.
Certificates that show X as a sex indicator may not be accepted by all agencies and organizations. It’s your responsibility to check with the agency or organization to confirm what information they accept.
Domestic Partnership Registration
Vital Statistics is currently experiencing processing delays. It may take longer than usual to process your request.
You or your partner can apply for a Domestic Partnership Certificate.
How to apply
- Complete the application form.
- Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
- Include payment with your application.
- Send your completed application, supporting documents and payment by mail. Or contact Vital Statistics to book an appointment.
How long it takes
It should take 2 to 3 weeks to get your Domestic Partnership Certificate. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.
It may take longer than usual to process your request.
|Short Form Domestic Partnership Certificate||$33.00|
|Long Form Domestic Partnership Certificate||$39.90|
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.
Before you start
Make sure you have:
- personal information like full name, birth date, marital status and address for both partners
- signatures of both partners
- signature of witness