Registered Indian Status

Under Ontario’s Marriage Act, “Indian” means a person who is registered as an Indian or entitled to be registered as an Indian under the Indian Act (Canada).

If each of you are an “Indian” and reside in Ontario on a reserve or Crown lands, you may be eligible to have the $75 provincial marriage licence fee waived. Municipal administrative fees may still apply.

One of you must swear or affirm an affidavit that you and your future spouse are an “Indian” currently living in Ontario on reserve or Crown lands, including your address(es). You can either have the affidavit sworn or affirmed before a Commissioner for taking affidavits and bring the completed and sworn or affirmed Affidavit by Indian Form with you when you pick up the licence; or you can complete the form and have it sworn or affirmed when you pick up your licence.