During COVID-19, 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.).
At some time in the three months prior to your wedding date, you will need to buy a marriage licence. Only one member of the couple is required to apply for a marriage licence, but he or she must apply in person, and show primary identification for both parties.
Examples of primary identification include:
- Birth certificate
- IMM/immigration form
- Permanent resident card
- Citizenship card
The marriage licence issuer may accept a passport or driver’s licence in some circumstances.
A marriage licence costs $100, and is nonrefundable. However, if you lose your licence, you can return to the place where you bought it, and ask for a replacement.
Search for a Marriage Licence Issuer
To search for marriage licence issuer in your area, click on Search for a Marriage Licence Issuer.