Preparing BC Vital Statistics Documents for Authentication

These include documents issued by the BC Vital Statistics Agency:

  • Certificates of Birth, Death, Marriage, Change of Name, Marriage Search, and others
  • Certified True Copy of a Registration Document

Note: you can order these documents from the BC Vital Statistics Agency.

Submission instructions:

  • Submit original BC Vital Statistics documents directly to the OIC Administration Office for authentication
  • BC Vital Statistics documents issued prior to 1985 (including laminated or wallet sized versions) cannot be authenticated as originals unless they are notarized
  • Photocopies of any of these documents cannot be authenticated unless they are notarized
  • See Notarized documents for more information