If you or your partner are remarrying after a divorce or annulment in Canada, you will need to provide a court certified copy of one of the following for each applicant as applicable:
- The final decree (divorce or annulment)
- The final judgement (divorce or annulment)
- A certificate of divorce The Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute will be returned to the applicant.
Visit the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for a full list of Ontario Court addresses.
If you or your partner have been divorced outside Canada, you will need to provide a Foreign Divorce or Annulment Authorization for each applicant (as applicable), from the Office of the Registrar General by mailing the following documents:
- marriage licence application form.
- statement of sole responsibility.
- legal opinion letter from an Ontario lawyer.
- final decree (divorce or annulment).
- final judgement (divorce or annulment) or certificate of divorce.
- translation into English or French of the final decree (divorce or annulment), final judgment (divorce or annulment) or certificate of divorce if in a language other than French or English (must be translated by a professional translator and include a written declaration* by the translator)
Office of the Registrar General Marriage Office
PO Box 3000
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5W0
* The professional translator's declaration must state that the translator understands the language of the translated document and the language of the original document, and the translator is of the opinion that the translation is complete and correct.
If you or your partner are remarrying after the death of a spouse, you will need to provide a copy of one of the following documents for each applicant as applicable:
- Death Certificate of spouse.
- Funeral Director's Statement of Death.
- Court order declaring that your spouse has died.