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Birth Certificates

You can apply for a birth certificate online

If a birth has been registered in Ontario, you can apply for this certificate online quickly, simply and securely.

Before You Start

Please note: The birth must be registered in Ontario to use this service. If your baby has not been registered please use the Newborn Registration Service.

  • To order a short form or long form birth certificate you will need:

    1. your first and last name, mailing address, and phone number
    2. information of the person on the birth certificate:
      • first, middle, and last name, date of birth, sex and city of birth
      • previous legal names for the person named on the birth certificate (if applicable)
      • parents’ information
    3. guarantor if the subject is 9 years and older
    4. payment for the certificate

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