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Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death certificates for the Province of Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia Birth Certificate is your foundation identity document and is used for obtaining a passport, driver’s licence, social insurance number and other legal documents and purposes.

Fees & Processing Times

If you are applying for a Nova Scotia Birth Certificate to support a separate application such as for a Passport, Driver's Licence, Immigration, or Native Status, 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.

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’.

Certificates ordered with regular service average 4 to 6 weeks to be processed and delivered.

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

  • Individual Information Birth Certificate – $83.00 each

  • Family Information Birth Certificate – $89.90 each

  • Certified Copy of Birth Registration – $89.90 each

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

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

All birth certificates in Nova Scotia are mailed or couriered directly from the Nova Scotia Vital Statistics Agency.

Who Can Apply for a Birth Certificate?

  • The person who is the subject of the certificate (must be at least 16 years old)
  • The parent of the person who is subject to the certificate.

Nova Scotia Family Information Birth Certificate (Long Form)

The Family Information Birth Certificate is the document of choice for children 16 years of age and under, as it is generally required by government agencies, such as Passport Canada, SGI, Aboriginal Affairs. Includes the individual's full name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration number, registration date, PLUS the parents' full names and their province/state and country of birth.

Nova Scotia Individual Information Birth Certificate

The Individual Information Birth Certificate contains the individual’s full name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration number and registration date. This certificate may not be ideal for children 16 years of age and under, as many government agencies require the additional information contained on the Family Information certificate.

Certified Copy of a Nova Scotia Birth Registration

A Certified Copy of a Nova Scotia Birth Registration is a photocopy of the actual birth registration filled out at the time of birth. This photocopy is certified as a true copy of the original.

NOTE: Certified 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.


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.