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Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, along with Search of Wills Notices and Change of Name Certificates for the Province of British Columbia are available.

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.

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.

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

Government Issued Vital Certificates

A British Columbia Search of Wills Notice must be included in an Application for Probate.

Fees & Processing Times

If you are applying for a British Columbia Search of Wills Notice to support a separate application such as for Estate Settlement, it is important to check with the organization requesting the document to ensure you obtain the correct vital record. Changes cannot be made once an order has been placed.

A copy of the death certificate MUST accompany the Search of Wills Notice Application. If you require a death certificate, please visit for death certificates in Canada, or for death certificates in the U.S.

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque or money order – Please make the cheque or money order payable to ‘Vital Certificate Processing Services’.

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

  • Search of Wills Notice – Regular Service – 25 to 30 business days average processing and mailing time – $70.00 plus $5.00 for each additional variation of the deceased subject’s name provided (includes all taxes and mailing costs)

  • Search of Wills Notice – Rush Service – 5 to 8 business days average processing and mailing time – $105.00 (includes all taxes and mailing costs)

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

If no record of a Search of Wills Notice is found by the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded by the Agency.

All Search of Wills Notices in British Columbia are mailed or couriered directly from the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency.

Who Can Apply for a Search of Wills Notice?

  • Anyone can request a BC Search of Wills Notice of a deceased person.

If the deceased filed a will notice prior to their passing, the result of the search will provide the date the person signed the wills notice, the location of the will at that time, and the date the Vital Statistics Agency received the wills notice.


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 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.