Marriage Licences - Regulatory Amendments to reduce financial and administrative burden for couples

Published on July 21, 2020

Marriage is an important milestone for a couple. The government wants to make the process for couples easier so they have one less thing to worry about during this challenging time.

The expiry date for many marriage licences has been extended. This applies to most marriage licences issued between December 1, 2019, and the end of the current COVID-19 declaration of emergency.

If you have a qualifying unused marriage licence issued during this timeframe, hold onto it. You have up to 24 months to use it, and you do not need to replace your marriage licence.

If your unused marriage licence was issued during this timeframe, but critical information on the licence is no longer accurate, or it’s been lost or destroyed, you have up to 24 months to replace your licence, at no provincial cost.

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