Birth Certificates, Replacements & Birth Registrations

Get or replace an Ontario birth certificate

Order or replace a birth certificate online if a birth took place in Ontario and has been registered with the province.

Use the 5-in-1 newborn bundle to register the birth of your child and apply for a birth certificate at the same time.

When a child is born in Ontario, their birth must be registered with the Government of Ontario.

Once a child’s birth is registered, the parent(s) or guardian(s) may request a birth certificate for that child.

A birth certificate is a record of a birth that happened in Ontario. It is a government document that can be used as proof of identity.

You can order an Ontario birth certificate online, in-person (at the 47 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto or the 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa locations) or by mail.

Ontario birth certificates can only be issued for people whose births are/were registered in Ontario.

If you require a birth certificate urgently, you can submit an urgent request.


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