This section shows how to register your child's birth, order birth documents, make changes to a birth record, and access and update adoption records.
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During the COVID-19 outbreak, couples postponing their marriage ceremony to a date after their marriage licence expires, may request a refund directly from Vital Statistics. Call 250 952-2681 or 1 888 876-1633 (in B.C.).
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 the Vancouver Vital Statistics office is open to the public.
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Learn how to marry in B.C., order a marriage certificate, change a marriage record, and search for a marriage licence issuer or marriage commissioner.
Changing your name is an important decision that can have far-reaching effects on your personal and business relationships.
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The Births section describes how to register your child’s birth, order birth documents, make changes to a birth record, and undertake genealogical research.
Information on marriage registration and certificates. Find out how to marry in British Columbia, order a marriage certificate, change a marriage record, and search for a marriage licence issuer or marriage commissioner.
Find out what to do when someone dies. Learn how to register a death in British Columbia and order a death certificate. Get information about wills and estates.
Changing your name is an important decision that can have far-reaching effects on your personal and business relationships. If you were born in Canada, a legal change of name also changes the name on your birth record. It’s important to understand the steps required in a legal name change, the cost, and the effect it will have on your life.
Access statistics and reports produced by the Vital Statistics Agency, including B.C.'s most popular baby names, annual reports, quarterly digests, and marriage reports.
This page lets you to download forms relating to births, adoption, marriage, death, legal changes of name, and genealogy. You can also order birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates.
Popular baby names
Wondering which names have stood the test of time? Check out the most popular baby names in B.C. for the last 100 years.
Order certificates & copies or extracts
There are a variety of application methods to apply for certificates and certified registration copies/extracts accessible to all British Columbians.
To complete transactions in person, find a Service BC location near you.
Vital Statistics forms
Forms relating to births, adoption, marriage, death, and legal change of name can be found here.