Ontario Marriage Licence - General Requirements FAQ
Q Who can perform a valid marriage ceremony in Ontario?
Q When and where can I get a Marriage Licence?
(NOTE: Our offices are located near City Hall, City Clerk's Office in Niagara Falls, Ontario.)
Q How long / where is the marriage licence valid?
Q How much does a Marriage Licence cost?
Q How old must I be to get a Marriage Licence?
Applicants who are 16 or 17 must have the consent in writing of both parents on the required form, signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths OR a Court in Canada may dispense with parental consent in certain limited circumstances.
No person under age 16 may marry in Ontario.
Q What requirements are there for medical certificates, blood tests, citizenship
or waiting periods in Ontario?
Q Are there any gender-specific requirements in Ontario?
Q Do both parties have to be present to purchase the licence?
Q What documentation do we need to bring to get the licence?
The second piece of ID must be a photo identification. ALSO, if a widow / widower, bring proof of death of previous spouse(s).
Q What additional documentation is required if either party has been married
before and obtained a divorce / annulment IN CANADA?
(NOTE: a "Court-certified copy" means a copy certified by the proper Court officer in the jurisdiction where the divorce / annulment was granted, bearing the ORIGINAL stamp or seal by that Court officer. A PHOTOCOPY OF A CERTIFIED COPY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.)
Q What special requirements are there if either party has been married before
and obtained a divorce / annulment in a jurisdiction OUTSIDE CANADA?
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about special requirements to obtain an Ontario Marriage Licence.
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