Government of New Brunswick
What are the fees for obtaining a certificate?

In Person/Mail Applications
All certificates - (birth, marriage, death): $45.00

Online Applications
All certificates - (birth, marriage, death): $40.00

 

What certificates are available?

Birth certificates are available in short form and long form copies. Marriage and Death certificates are available in long form.

 

What information is recorded on each type of certificate?

The short form copy of a birth certificate includes;

  • name of individual
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • sex
  • registration date
  • registration number, and
  • date issued.

The long form copy of a birth certificate includes;

  • name of individual
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • sex
  • registration date
  • registration number
  • date issued, plus
  • the names, and the province or country of birth, of the parents.
     
What information is included on a marriage certificate?

The long form marriage certificate includes;

  • name of the parties at the time of marriage
  • date of marriage
  • place of marriage
  • sex
  • registration date
  • registration number
  • date issued, plus
  • the province or country of birth of each party

A photographic print of a marriage registration is available with the written consent of one of the parties to the marriage.

 

What information is included on a death certificate?

The long form certified copy of a death certificate includes:

  • name of the deceased
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • date of birth
  • province or country of birth of the deceased
  • registration number
  • registration date, and
  • date issued
     
What information is required to obtain certificates?

Birth Certificate:

  • Name of individual (name registered at birth)
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Mother's maiden name and given names
  • Mother's place of birth
  • Father's name
  • Father's place of birth
  • Reason why certificate is required (Passport, Driver's Licence, SIN, etc.)
  • Consent (see below)

Marriage Certificate:

  • Surname (before marriage) and given names of both parties to the marriage
  • Place of birth of each party to the marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Reason why certificate is required (Divorce, Pension, Passport, SIN, etc.)

Death Certificate:

  • Surname and given name(s) of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of Funeral Home (if known)
  • If deceased was married, given name of spouse
  • Reason why certificate is required (Insurance, Pension, etc.)

IMPORTANT: A person applying for a birth or marriage certificate who is not the person named on the certificate, must provide written consent of the person named on the certificate. The consent must be dated and signed by the person named on the certificate. This written consent must be faxed or mailed along with the application to Vital Statistics in order for the application to be processed. Certificates will not be issued without this written consent.

For example: If Mike Smith is applying for Jane Doe's birth certificate, Mike must provide signed and written consent by Jane stating that Jane is giving her consent for Mike to apply and receive her birth certificate.

Exceptions:

  1. A parent is not required to submit written consent if their child is under 19 years of age.
  2. If someone is applying for a deceased person's birth or marriage certificate, a written consent is not possible. Please submit proof of death with your application.
     
How to apply for a certificate

You can obtain a certificate by providing:

  • the required information;
  • reason for the request;
  • relationship to the person named on the certificate;
  • type of certificate requested;
  • a cheque or money order made payable to Service New Brunswick in the appropriate amount or by providing your VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS number with expiration date;
  • full return mailing address and daytime telephone number.

Certificate applications can be made online, in person or forwarded by mail:
 

Online

You can now apply for a certificate online.

You may only use the online service to:

  • Apply for a birth certificate for yourself or your minor child
  • Apply for your marriage certificate
  • Apply for a death certificate

In person

At one of our Service New Brunswick service centers.

Locations by Community - SNB

In person applications for a certificate will require the applicant to provide the following:

  • The written consent of the person listed on a birth or marriage certificate when the applicant is not a person named on the certificate.
  • The written consent of a parent when applying for the certificate of a minor child for which they are not a parent.
  • Proof of death when requesting a certificate where person(s) named on the certificate are deceased.

By mail

Vital Statistics Office
Service New Brunswick
P.O. Box 1998
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5G4

Birth Certificate
You may complete and print the Birth Certificate Application form (pdf) and submit by mail with payment.

Marriage Certificate
You may complete and print the Marriage Certificate Application form (pdf) and submit by mail with payment.

Death Certificate
You may complete and print the Death Certificate Application form (pdf) and submit by mail with payment.

For general inquiries:

Telephone:  (506) 453-2385

Email:  Vitalstatistics@snb.ca

 

Note: 
If a certificate is required for a person who was not born, married or deceased in New Brunswick, but who was born, married or deceased in a different Canadian jurisdiction, please refer to the list of contacts for out-of-province Vital Statistics agencies. 

If a certificate is required for a person born, married or deceased outside Canada, please contact your local Vital Statistics Office for assistance.