Has your marriage already been celebrated? Congratulations ! Do you want to know how to order or how to get your marriage certificate or the copy of your act of marriage? We can help you. After celebrating your civil marriage or civil union, the notary wedding officiant will give you a copy of the marriage declaration.
The copy of the marriage declaration (form DEC-50, spouse copy, green color), is the proof that your marriage or civil union has just been celebrated. After the celebration of your marriage, the officiating notary will send your marriage declaration (form DEC-50) to the Directeur de état civil du Québec.
As soon as he receives it, the Director of Civil Status in Québec will register your marriage in the civil status register. Registration can take between 3 to 8 weeks approximately, depending on the volume of work that the Registrar of Civil Status of Quebec has to finalize.
As soon as your union is registered in the Quebec register of civil status, you will receive a letter from the Registrar of Civil Status of Quebec notifying you that your marriage has been registered in the Quebec register of civil status; the registrar will invite you to submit your request to obtain your marriage certificate or your copy of the act of marriage, online at http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/en/services.html, or in person, by going to a regional service point of Services Québec or at the service counter of the Registrar of Civil Status.
The marriage certificate and the copy of the act of marriage – the differences between them
There are some differences between a marriage certificate and a copy of the marriage act, although both are used to prove marriage.
The copy of the act of marriage contains the following information: surnames, first names, and mention of the sex of the spouses, as well as the date and place of the marriage, the registration number, the document number and the date of issue, the date of birth of the spouses, the names of the parents of the spouses, the names of the witnesses and the name of the officiant of the marriage.
The marriage certificate, smaller, contains the following information: surnames, first names, and mention of the sex of the spouses, as well as the date and place of the marriage, the registration number, the document number and the date of marriage. deliverance.
Obtaining a marriage certificate or a copy of the act of marriage is not difficult, but you have to know what to do and where you can find the necessary forms. Find out about the type and format of document you need, before ordering or requesting the document from the Registrar of Civil Status of Quebec, whether for school, for immigration services or any other approach to any other authority.
Mtre Leopold Lincà notary, celebrating civil marriages in Montreal, Quebec, help you with your marriage file and with obtaining a marriage certificate.