How do I obtain a marriage license in Ontario?
A license to marry may be obtained from the issuer of Marriage License at the Municipal Clerk's Office, 4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario (905-356-7521, Ext. 4283) between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Both parties must complete and sign an Application Form. However if both parties are not able to come in to obtain the Marriage License, one person may bring in the completed application form signed by both parties along with the Birth Certificate and Photo I.D or Passport of the absent party.
Applicants present must provide identification such as a Birth Certificate and Driver's License or a Passport.
There are no requirements respecting residency, premarital blood tests or medical certificates.
A marriage license is valid for use anywhere in Ontario. The license expires 3 months after the date of issue.
IMPORTANT: THE FEE FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE IS $100.00 (CASH ONLY)
Who may perform a marriage ceremony?
A Marriage ceremony in Ontario may be performed by:
- a minister or member of the clergy registered under the Marriage act
- a judge or justice of the peace
Who may marry in Ontario?
Any person who is at least 18 years of age may marry. No person under 16 years of age may marry. Any person who is 16 or 17 years of age (other than a widow, widower or divorced person) may marry with the written consent of his/her legal guardian.
If any person whose consent is required is unavailable or refuses to consent, an application may be made to a judge, in Canada, to dispense with consent.
What if we have divorced or had our marriages annulled?
If an Applicant has been granted a Divorce or an Annulment in Canada, the Applicant is to file with the Issuer the original or a Court Certified Copy of their final divorce papers (Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute). If the Applicant is widowed, an original death certificate must be produced at time of application.
If an Applicant has been granted a Divorce or an Annulment in a jurisdiction other then Canada, the Applicant should speak to an Issuer of Marriage Licenses to receive additional requirements. If the Applicant is widowed in a jurisdiction other then Canada an original death certificate must be provided at time of application.
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