Northwest Territories Birth Certificates | Government Issued

Applications for Northwest Territories birth certificates are available to be securely ordered online by proceeding to step 1 below.

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We act as agents for expediting vital certificate applications. We are not affiliated with any government agency. Vital certificates and forms may be ordered from the relevant government agency for free or a lesser cost. This site is available for use by the general public and legal profession to obtain government approved and official certificates issued by the government agency.

We accept all major credit cards and cheques. Most government vital record offices do not provide online ordering services or accept all major credit cards.

Our secure online ordering service saves you the hassle of having to personally attend government offices which often have long lineups. We also provide expert assistance and thorough review of all pertinent information to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations resulting in you receiving your certificate without additional delays. We guarantee that if there are additional delays, or if you do not receive your certificate for any reason, we will promptly provide a full refund.

Our experience and expertise makes the process of obtaining your vital record quick, easy and free of complications. We know exactly where and how to obtain your vital record and we make sure your order will not be rejected. Our helpful customer service representatives can provide email or phone order confirmation not available when ordering through the government agency and are readily available during business hours to provide any assistance.

To get started, simply proceed to step 1.

  • Complete, print and sign the appropriate application form
  • I need a
  • Fax, scan and email or mail your completed and signed form
  • Scan & Email: nwt@expresslegal.ca
    Fax: 1-866-265-6300
  • Receive your certificate by mail or courier

Who Can Apply For a Northwest Territories Birth Certificate?

This site is available for use by the legal profession and general public to obtain Northwest Territories Government approved and official certificates of birth issued by the government agency as an independent authorized agent.

Original or replacement birth certificates may be ordered with this application by:

  • The person whose birth is registered; or
  • A person whose name appears as a parent on the registration of the birth, if the person whose birth is registered is 18 years of age or younger;

Fees & Processing Times

If you are applying for a Northwest Territories birth certificate to support an application for other identification such as a Passport, Driver’s License etc., please check with the issuing agency to ensure you obtain the correct certificate. Changes cannot be made once an order has been placed.

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque or money order – Please make cheque or money order payable to “ExpressLegal”

Certificates ordered with regular service average 10-15 business days to be processed and delivered.

Certificates ordered with rush service average 5-8 business days to be processed and delivered.

Service times listed above are approximations and are not guaranteed. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will significantly delay processing time.

  1. Birth Certificate – $70.00 each
  2. Restricted Photocopy Birth Registration – $80.00 each
  3. Rush Service – $20.00 additional processing cost for delivery within Northwest Territories, $25.00 additional processing cost within Canada (includes multiple certificates)

Fees include all taxes, search, shipping and processing charges.

If no record of the birth is found by Northwest Territories Vital Statistics, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded.

All birth certificates in the Northwest Territories are mailed directly from Northwest Territories Vital Statistics.

Northwest Territories Large Birth Certificate (with parent information)

Also called a Long Form Birth Certificate. The large certificate contains the individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, parent’s names, parent’s place of birth, registration date, registration number and date of issue.  Recommended for children (16) years of age and younger.

Northwest Territories Small Birth Certificate (without parent information)

Also called a Short Form Birth Certificate. The small certificate contains the individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration date, registration number and date of issue.

Restricted Photocopy of Birth Registration

This a photocopy of the actual birth registration as filled in by the parents. It is legally the most complete document. The photocopy is certified as true copy of the original.

NOTE: Restricted copies are rarely needed by citizens and are, by law, for restricted use only. They are generally only required for court or consulate purposes. They are not recommended for use as identification.

Do you require the status of your submitted application?

If you have not received your ordered birth certificate within the time expected, please call 1-800-661-0830.

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