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Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death certificates for the Province of Ontario 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

An Ontario Death Certificate can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, and other legal purposes.

Fees & Processing Times

If you are applying for an Ontario 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 15 to 20 business days to be processed and delivered.

Certificates ordered with rush service average 5 to 7 business days to be processed and delivered. Requests for rush service will be processed within 2 business days and will be couriered to you.

Search Letters average 5 to 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.

  • Death Certificate – $65.00 each

  • Death Certificate – Rush – $100.00 each

  • Certified Copy of Statement of Death – $75.00 each

  • Certified Copy of Statement of Death – Rush – $110.00 each

  • Search Letter (Provides date of death when unknown) – $65.00 each. $15.00 extra for each additional 5 year search.

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

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

All death certificates in Ontario are mailed or couriered directly from the Ontario Vital Statistics Agency.

Who Can Apply for a Death Certificate?

  • Any person with a valid reason may apply for a death certificate in Ontario;
  • Only next of kin may apply for a certified copy of a statement of death.

Ontario Death Certificate

An Ontario Death Certificate is an extract of the information provided on the registration containing basic information such as, name, date and place of death.

Ontario Certified Copy of Statement of Death

An Ontario Certified Copy of Statement of Death is a certified copy of the actual registration. This copy 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.