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Service and Information Update

City of Brampton consolidating marriage licence ID list to make process easier for applicants


BRAMPTON, ON (October 21, 2021) – To make it simpler for individuals to apply for a marriage licence, the City is moving away from two lists of acceptable ID (primary and secondary) to a single list outlining all acceptable forms of ID. Previously, applicants needed to produce two primary IDs or one primary and one secondary ID.

As of November 1, acceptable forms of government-issued ID include:
• Canadian Passport or Canadian Travel Document
• Passport from another country
• Birth Certificate
• Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate
• Driver’s Licence
• Government Issued Photo ID Card
• Permanent Residence Card
• Certificate of Indian Status Card
• Nexus Card
• Military ID
• Record of Immigrant Landing
• Valid Canadian Refugee Protection Claimant Document

Marriage licence applicants should also note:
• Two (2) pieces of ID are required, per applicant
• Both pieces of ID must be original (certified copies not accepted)
• Both pieces of ID must not be expired
• One piece of ID must have a photo
• One piece of ID must include a signature
• Both pieces of ID must provide legal name and date of birth 
• First and last names must match on both pieces of ID (and middle name/initial if it is to occur on the marriage licence)
• Change of name certificate must be provided if applicable
• All ID must be in English or French (any country) or be accompanied by a translation, certified by the Association of Translators & Interpreters of Ontario.

To obtain a marriage licence, residents must complete the following steps:
1. Schedule an appointment here.
2. Complete the marriage licence application, print it off, and ensure both applicants sign the application (digital signatures are not accepted). Only one applicant can attend the appointment.
3. Bring the completed and signed marriage licence application, along with all required identification and divorce documents (if applicable), to the scheduled appointment.

Residents can visit the City’s website for all requirements, as a marriage licence cannot be issued if any required documentation is missing. Information is available in multiple languages.

Limited appointments are available at this time, and walk-in appointments are not available. Civil marriage ceremonies remain cancelled at this time.
 
Visit www.brampton.ca for more information and to book a marriage licence appointment.

 

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