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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.
A Nova Scotia Death Certificate can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, and other legal purposes.
If you are applying for a Nova Scotia Death Certificate to support a separate application such as Estate Settlement, Immigration, or Native Status, it is important to check with the organization requesting the document to ensure you obtain the correct document type. 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.
Short Form Death Certificate – $83.00 each
Long Form Death Certificate – $89.90 each
Certified Copy of Death Registration – $89.90 each
Fees include all taxes, search, shipping and processing charges.
If no record of the death 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 death certificates in Nova Scotia are mailed or couriered directly from the Nova Scotia Vital Statistics Agency.
A Nova Scotia Short Form Death Certificate is an extract of the information provided on the registration. It contains the name, sex, date of death, age, place of death, date of registration, registration number, and date of issue.
A Nova Scotia Long Form Death Certificate is an extract of the information provided on the registration. If the information was recorded on the registration, it contains the name, sex, date of death, age, place of death, date of birth, place of birth, residence, occupation, marital status, name of spouse, name of father/parent, name of mother/parent, name of attending physician, name of funeral director, disposition, place of disposition, name of informant, address of informant, relationship to deceased, date of registration, registration number, and date of issue.
A Nova Scotia Certified Copy of Death Registration contains the same information as the long form plus the medical cause of death.
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.