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发表于 5/21/2018 17:53:47 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
本帖最后由 郭国汀 于 5/21/2018 20:39 编辑

Civil Marriage Act
S.C. 2005, c. 33
Assented to 2005-07-20
An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes
Preamble
WHEREAS the Parliament of Canada is committed to upholding the Constitution of Canada, and section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination;
WHEREAS the courts in a majority of the provinces and in one territory have recognized that the right to equality without discrimination requires that couples of the same sex and couples of the opposite sex have equal access to marriage for civil purposes;
WHEREAS the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized that many Canadian couples of the same sex have married in reliance on those court decisions;
WHEREAS only equal access to marriage for civil purposes would respect the right of couples of the same sex to equality without discrimination, and civil union, as an institution other than marriage, would not offer them that equal access and would violate their human dignity, in breach of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
WHEREAS the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that the Parliament of Canada has legislative jurisdiction over marriage but does not have the jurisdiction to establish an institution other than marriage for couples of the same sex;
WHEREAS everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion under section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
WHEREAS nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom of conscience and religion and, in particular, the freedom of members of religious groups to hold and declare their religious beliefs and the freedom of officials of religious groups to refuse to perform marriages that are not in accordance with their religious beliefs;
WHEREAS it is not against the public interest to hold and publicly express diverse views on marriage;
WHEREAS, in light of those considerations, the Parliament of Canada’s commitment to uphold the right to equality without discrimination precludes the use of section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedomsto deny the right of couples of the same sex to equal access to marriage for civil purposes;
WHEREAS marriage is a fundamental institution in Canadian society and the Parliament of Canada has a responsibility to support that institution because it strengthens commitment in relationships and represents the foundation of family life for many Canadians;
AND WHEREAS, in order to reflect values of tolerance, respect and equality consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, access to marriage for civil purposes should be extended by legislation to couples of the same sex;
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Short title
This Act may be cited as the Civil Marriage Act.
PART 1Marriag Marriage — certain aspects of capacity
Marriage, for civil purposes, is the lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others.
Consent required
Marriage requires the free and enlightened consent of two persons to be the spouse of each other.
  • 2015, c. 29, s. 4.
Minimum age
No person who is under the age of 16 years may contract marriage.
  • 2015, c. 29, s. 4.

Previous marriage
No person may contract a new marriage until every previous marriage has been dissolved by death or by divorce or declared null by a court order.
  • 2015, c. 29, s. 4.
Religious officials
It is recognized that officials of religious groups are free to refuse to perform marriages that are not in accordance with their religious beliefs.
Freedom of conscience and religion and expression of beliefs
For greater certainty, no person or organization shall be deprived of any benefit, or be subject to any obligation or sanction, under any law of the Parliament of Canada solely by reason of their exercise, in respect of marriage between persons of the same sex, of the freedom of conscience and religion guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the expression of their beliefs in respect of marriage as the union of a man and woman to the exclusion of all others based on that guaranteed freedom.
Marriage not void or voidable
For greater certainty, a marriage is not void or voidable by reason only that the spouses are of the same sex.
Marriage of non-resident persons
  • A marriage that is performed in Canada and that would be valid in Canada if the spouses were domiciled in Canada is valid for the purposes of Canadian law even though either or both of the spouses do not, at the time of the marriage, have the capacity to enter into it under the law of their respective state of domicile.Retroactivity
  • Subsection (1) applies retroactively to a marriage that would have been valid under the law that was applicable in the province where the marriage was performed but for the lack of capacity of either or both of the spouses to enter into it under the law of their respective state of domicile.
  • Order dissolving marriage
    Any court order, made in Canada or elsewhere before the coming into force of this subsection, that declares the marriage to be null or that grants a divorce to the spouses dissolves the marriage, for the purposes of Canadian law, as of the day on which the order takes effect.



  • 2005, c. 33, s. 5;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 3;
  • 2015, c. 29, s. 5(E).


PART 2Dissolution of Marriage For Non-Resident Spouses
Definition of court
In this Part, court, in respect of a province, means
  • for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice;
  • for Quebec, the Superior Court;
  • for Nova Scotia and British Columbia, the Supreme Court of the province;
  • for New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench for the province;
  • for Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, the trial division of the Supreme Court of the province; and
  • for Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court, and in Nunavut, the Nunavut Court of Justice.

It also means any other court in the province whose judges are appointed by the Governor General and that is designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province as a court for the purposes of this Part.

  • 2005, c. 33, s. 6;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4.

Divorce — non-resident spouses
  • The court of the province where the marriage was performed may, on application, grant the spouses a divorce if

    • there has been a breakdown of the marriage as established by the spouses having lived separate and apart for at least one year before the making of the application;
    • neither spouse resides in Canada at the time the application is made; and
    • each of the spouses is residing — and for at least one year immediately before the application is made, has resided — in a state where a divorce cannot be granted because that state does not recognize the validity of the marriage.

  • Application
    The application may be made by both spouses jointly or by one of the spouses with the other spouse’s consent or, in the absence of that consent, on presentation of an order from the court or a court located in the state where one of the spouses resides that declares that the other spouse

    • is incapable of making decisions about his or her civil status because of a mental disability;
    • is unreasonably withholding consent; or
    • cannot be found.

  • Exception if spouse is found
    Despite paragraph (2)(c), the other spouse’s consent is required if that spouse is found in connection with the service of the application.


  • 2005, c. 33, s. 7;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4.

No corollary relief
For greater certainty, the Divorce Act does not apply to a divorce granted under this Act.

  • 2005, c. 33, s. 8;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4

Effective date generally
  • A divorce takes effect on the day on which the judgment granting the divorce is rendered.
  • Certificate of divorce
    After a divorce takes effect, the court must, on request, issue to any person a certificate that a divorce granted under this Act dissolved the marriage of the specified persons effective as of a specified date.
  • Marginal note:Conclusive proof
    The certificate, or a certified copy of it, is conclusive proof of the facts so certified without proof of the signature or authority of the person appearing to have signed the certificate.


  • 2005, c. 33, s. 9;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4


Legal effect throughout Canada
On taking effect, a divorce granted under this Act has legal effect throughout Canada.

  • 2005, c. 33, s. 10;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4


Marriage dissolved
On taking effect, a divorce granted under this Act dissolves the marriage of the spouses.


  • 2005, c. 33, s. 11;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4.


  • In this section, competent authority, in respect of a court in a province, means the body, person or group of persons ordinarily competent under the laws of that province to make rules regulating the practice and procedure in that court.
  • Marginal note:Rules
    Subject to subsection (3), the competent authority may make rules applicable to any applications made under this Part in a court in a province, including rules

    • regulating the practice and procedure in the court;
    • respecting the conduct and disposition of any applications that are made under this Part without an oral hearing;
    • prescribing and regulating the duties of the officers of the court; and
    • prescribing and regulating any other matter considered expedient to attain the ends of justice and carry into effect the purposes and provisions of this Part.

  • Exercise of power
    The power of a competent authority to make rules for a court must be exercised in the like manner and subject to the like terms and conditions, if any, as the power to make rules for that court that are conferred on that authority by the laws of the province.
  • Not statutory instruments
    Rules that are made under this section by a competent authority that is not a judicial or quasi-judicial body are deemed not to be statutory instruments within the meaning and for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act.


  • 2005, c. 33, s. 12;
  • 2013, c. 30, s. 4.Regulations
    • The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part, including regulations providing for uniformity in the rules made under section 12.
    • Regulations prevail
      Any regulations that are made to provide for uniformity in the rules prevail over those rules.

    • 2005, c. 33, s. 13;
    • 2013, c. 30, s. 4.


    [Repealed, 2013, c. 30, s. 4]


 楼主| 发表于 5/21/2018 18:05:13 | 显示全部楼层
Visiting Your Future Husband Before Marriage
If you decide to meet your husband-to-be in Canada before making your final decision, you will most likely come to Canada on a visitor visa, known as a Temporary Resident Visa. You may not have to have a visa if residents from your home country are not required to have a visa upon entering Canada. You can find this information through Citizenship and Immigration Canada or through the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
You have to apply for the Temporary Resident Visa in your home country. Information on how to apply for a visitor visa, and the application forms, can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your home country. You will have to meet all of the screening requirements.
Once you are in Canada, if you decide to stay longer than the expiry date of your visa, you will have to extend your visitor visa. This has to be done at least 30 days BEFORE your visa expires. To do this, you will have to provide the following:
  • Details of why you want to stay longer
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of current status in Canada
  • Evidence of how you will support yourself in Canada
  • Proof that you can pay for transportation to leave Canada
You can get the forms needed to apply for an extension online at Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If your application for extension is granted, immigration documents will be mailed to you.
If you let your visa expire, you cannot apply for an extension. Instead, you must apply for a restoration of your temporary resident status. This means that you must leave Canada and then apply for another visa before you can re-enter. This may or may not be granted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
If during your visit, you and your future husband got married in Canada, he could begin the sponsorship process for you to get your permanent resident status and you can stay in Canada while you wait for the sponsorship application to be processed.



 楼主| 发表于 5/21/2018 18:17:31 | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 郭国汀 于 5/24/2018 18:43 编辑

March 30, 2017 by Tamara Mosher-Kuczer
GETTING MARRIED? IMMIGRATION TIPS FOR ANYONE PLANNING A WEDDING
Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!
There are so many things to consider when planning a wedding, that most couples don’t even consider the immigration implications. Whether you are getting married in Canada and have guests attending from overseas, or whether you are getting married overseas and have guests travelling from Canada to attend, there are immigration implications that you and your guests should consider to ensure that no one is prevented from attending your special day.
Here are some immigration tips you may wish to pass on to your guests:
Ability to Enter Canada
All international travellers must carry a valid passport in order to enter Canada. Canadian Dual citizensmust have a valid Canadian passport in order to travel to Canada. Permanent residents of Canada must have a valid permanent resident card in order to fly to Canada.  
All foreign nationals, with the exemption of U.S. citizens, must have a valid travel authorization to enter Canada. The type of travel authorization varies depending on whether the foreign national is from a visa requiring or visa exempt country. Those from visa requiring countries will have to apply for avisitor visa and those from a non-visa requiring country will have to apply for an electronic travel authorization. Your guests can determine which one they need here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.  

Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)
Foreign nationals from visa requiring countries who wish to enter Canada for a holiday, to visit family or for a wedding, amongst other things, require a Temporary Resident Visa. Visitors are restricted in the length of stay and are subject to various conditions. In order to obtain a Temporary Visitor Visa, the applicant must prove that they meet the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident. These requirements include:
  • satisfying an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay (return ticket and proof of ties to country of origin (proof of employment/enrolment in school, ownership of property, bank accounts, etc));
  • showing that you have enough money to maintain yourself and your family members in Canada and to return home (bank account statements);
  • not intending to work or study in Canada unless authorized to do so (proof of what they plan to do in Canada (ie wedding invitation), travel itinerary);
  • being law abiding and have no record of criminal activity (includes DUI and other minor convictions (see Admissibility information below));
  • not be a risk to the security of Canada,
  • and
  • being in good health (complete a medical examination if required).
Some visa requiring foreign nationals will also have to complete a biometric exam as part of their application for a Temporary Resident Visa. Your guests can determine whether they will have to provide biometrics here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/biometrics.asp.
The lawyers at Capelle Kane are able to assist foreign nationals with Temporary Resident Visa applications.
ETA
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who visit or transit through Canada by air will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (“ETA”). Only U.S. Citizens (and not U.S. green card holders) and travelers with Canadian work or study permits issued after August 1, 2015, are exempt from the requirement for an ETA.
Airlines will not allow those without a valid ETA to board a flight to Canada. In order to apply for an ETA, foreign nationals must have a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address. ETAs are valid for up to five (5) years (dependent on passport expiry date) and cost $7. ETAs are tied to a foreign national’s passport. Consequently, foreign nationals with new passports will have to apply for a new ETA. In most cases, ETAs are confirmed within minutes. However, some applications may take longer to process. As such, we recommend that your guests apply for their ETA well in advance of their intended travel date.
Foreign nationals should be advised that an ETA is an immigration application, and should carefully consider the accuracy and truthfulness of all information being provided to IRCC. Foreign nationals can be denied an ETA or refused entry to Canada for being inadmissible for reasons including, criminality or medical issues. Failure to answer all questions completely and honestly could result in a finding of misrepresentation which carries with it serious consequences. The lawyers at Capelle Kane are able to assist foreign nationals with properly completing ETA applications and to provide advice on admissibility issues.
Criminal & Medical Admissibility
There are various reasons persons may be found inadmissible to Canada, including, past criminality or medical issues. If your guests were convicted, even if the crime occurred a long time ago, or if they were issued a pardon in the country where the crime was committed, they could be determined to be inadmissible to Canada for past criminality. Depending on the reason for the inadmissibility, your guest may still be allowed to enter Canada with the proper immigration authorization. We would strongly recommend that any guests with concerns that they might be inadmissible consult a Canadian immigration lawyer well in advance of their intended travel date.
Driving Under the Influence (DUIs) can be considered a criminal offence in Canada and anyone who has been convicted of such an offence should consult with a Canadian immigration lawyer to determine whether they are eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit or for Rehabilitation.
What Can Your Guests Bring Into Canada
Prior to travelling to Canada, your guests should consult the Canada Border Services Agency’s website to determine what they can and cannot bring with them to Canada. There are regulations with regards to travelling with pets, animals, food, plants, alcohol and tobacco, CAD $10,000 or more, and weapons.
Destination Weddings & the Ability to Travel Outside of Canada
Couples getting married outside of Canada are not immune to immigration considerations. Before getting married overseas, research the laws relating to foreign marriages in that country. Consider whether a civil marriage in Canada and a ceremony overseas might be an easier path. Some countries require proof from Canada that the Canadian citizen seeking to get married is not already married, and that they are in good health. Look into the marriage requirements of the country where you intend to get married well in advance of your intended marriage to ensure that you are able to obtain the required documentation.
When getting married overseas, you should also consider the passport validity requirements of the country where you intend to get married. Some countries require that foreign nationals have a minimum number of months validity left on their passports to allow entry.
Many countries also have admissibility requirements with regards to allowing entry to foreign nationals with criminal records. Guests with criminal records should research the entry requirements of the country of destination, and possibly consult with an immigration lawyer from that country to ensure that they are admissible.
If any of your guests are permanent residents of Canada, they must also ensure that they have a valid permanent resident card to ensure that they are able to travel back to Canada. Owing to lengthy processing times, permanent residents should apply to renew their permanent resident cards at a minimum 6 months in advance of the expiry date.
Spousal Sponsorship
Canadians or Canadian permanent residents who are marrying foreign nationals whom they wish to sponsor for Canadian permanent residence, should consult with IRCC’s website or a Canadian immigration lawyer regarding the documents required to support a spousal sponsorship application in advance of their wedding. They should also consult with a Canadian immigration lawyer regarding the different types of spousal sponsorships available to them and their spouse’s eligibility for a visitor record or a work permit.
If you want your foreign spouse to return with you to Canada following your wedding, you should consult with a Canadian immigration lawyer regarding their eligibility to enter or remain in Canada as a visitor while awaiting the processing of their application. Eligibility will vary depending on your spouse’s unique circumstances and ability to prove their dual intent. Spouses who apply for permanent residence in Canada may be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the processing of their application.


 楼主| 发表于 5/21/2018 18:23:59 | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 郭国汀 于 5/24/2018 18:50 编辑

How to get married in Canada?

Those Canadians who wish to sponsor their foreign fiancé for permanent residence in Canada will need to get married if they wish to apply through the spousal sponsorship category. In this regard, Canada does not have a fiancé visa category, nor is the conjugal partner category intended as a type of fiancé visa.
For those whose foreign fiancé is resident in Canada, it is actually quite easy to get married. The simplest course of action is to have a civil marriage at the local city hall in whichever municipality you are resident.
The provincial governments regulate marriage in Canada so there will be some variation from place to place and you will need to check with the municipal government where you live to learn the specific rules that apply in that jurisdiction.
In Toronto, for example, you can go to the City of Toronto’s website to learn the requirements to get married there. In order to marry in Toronto you first need to obtain a marriage license. In order to get the license, you need: (1) to be at least 16 years of age; (2) show a final decree of divorce if you have previously been married, and (3) provide two pieces of identification. You also need to fill out a form and pay a small fee. You do not need to be a resident of Canada in order to get married in Canada.
Once you have your marriage license, you need to get married within 90 days or it will expire. If you wish to have a civil (non-religious) marriage, you can then make an appointment with the City of Toronto for the use of a wedding chamber where the marriage ceremony will take place, and arrange for a wedding officiant to oversee the marriage. At least two witnesses need to be present at the marriage ceremony, apart from the couple being married.
At the time of the marriage you will be issued a Record of Solemnization to show that the marriage took place. After the marriage, you can use the Record of Solemnization to apply for a Marriage Certificate. Information about how to apply for a Marriage Certificate can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website. The Marriage Certificate will be needed for use in the spousal sponsorship application to prove that you are married.



 楼主| 发表于 5/21/2018 20:03:27 | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 郭国汀 于 5/24/2018 23:08 编辑

Those applying for spousal sponsorship, common-law partner sponsorship, or conjugal partner sponsorship will need to submit their completed application to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) case processing centre in Mississauga, Ontario.  The Mississauga case processing centre will review the sponsor’s qualifications, and if they find the sponsor to be qualified, will refer the sponsorship application to the appropriate visa office for processing.  It generally takes the Mississauga office one to three months to make a final decision.
Once the application reaches the foreign visa office, the processing times will vary according to the work load, number of staff, and processing priorities of the individual visa office.  As a result, the average processing time could be anywhere from six months to two years.  However, except at one or two particularly busy offices, spousal sponsorships are usually completed in less than one year from receipt at the visa office.
In-Canada applications generally take longer than outside-Canada applications, as the immigration authorities consider these cases to be lower priority given that the spouse is already in Canada.  In-Canada cases typically take about one to two years to process.
It should be noted that the Minister of Immigration has stated his intention to reduce the processing times for sponsorship cases to six months on average.  If this target is achieved, it would be a welcome relief for Canadians and their spouses or partners who wish to be quickly reunited in Canada.

 楼主| 发表于 5/21/2018 20:15:23 | 显示全部楼层
Can I Sponsor My Girlfriend to Become a Canadian?

You met your girlfriend outside of Canada, and it was love at first sight. Now, you can’t imagine life without her, and you want to bring her to Canada to live with you permanently.

You’re not sure what the process is, but you’re a Canadian citizen, so it should be pretty simple, right? Think again - sometimes sponsoring someone to come to Canada can be quite complicated. Read on to learn about what it takes to sponsor your girlfriend or significant other to come to Canada.

Are You Eligible to Sponsor Someone?

Firstly, you must determine whether you can sponsor someone, and whether that person is eligible for sponsorship to come to Canada.

You can sponsor someone to come to Canada if you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and you’re 18 years of age or older. Do you live in Quebec? You also have to meet that province’s sponsorship requirements.

However, there are some exceptions to the conditions mentioned above. You’re ineligible to sponsor someone if you didn’t meet the terms of a sponsorship agreement in the past. A sponsorship agreement states that you’ll provide the basic requirements of life (food, shelter, clothing, and health needs not covered by provincial health plans).

Another bar to sponsorship eligibility is not paying alimony or child support. That shows the government you don’t have the financial means (or if you do, you won’t use them) to support someone else. Declaring bankruptcy that hasn’t been discharged also prevents you from serving as a sponsor.

Did you receive social assistance, and you’re not disabled? You won’t be able to sponsor anyone to immigrate to Canada. The inability to pay back an immigration loan, or even late or missed payments, rules you out as a sponsor.

If you’ve been convicted of certain crimes, you can’t sponsor anyone, either. These crimes include offenses of a sexual nature, violent crimes, an offense against a relative resulting in bodily harm, or even an attempt or threat to commit such offenses. And if you’re currently in prison, regardless of the offense, you can’t become a sponsor.

You don’t have to be a scofflaw to be ineligible to sponsor someone. If someone else sponsored you as a spouse, common law partner, or conjugal partner, and you became a permanent resident of Canada less than five years ago, you must wait until that five year period has passed before sponsoring someone.

Who’s Eligible for Sponsorship?

You can sponsor a spouse, a same-sex partner, a common-law partner, or a conjugal partner.

A common-law partner can be of the same or opposite sex as you. You can sponsor your girlfriend as a common-law partner if you have been living together in a marriage-like relationship for at least a year.

What’s the difference between a conjugal partner and a common-law partner? The conjugal partner class was designed for partners of Canadians who would ordinarily apply as common-law partners, only they weren’t able to live together continuously for a year. It also applies to spouses who cannot marry their sponsors due to marital status or sexual orientation in combination with an immigration barrier (such as a rule preventing the Canadian partner and the other person from staying for long periods of time in the other person’s country).

There are certain conditions that make someone ineligible to be sponsored. The person cannot be under the age of 18. And if you or your sponsor were married to someone else at the time of your marriage, you can’t be sponsored. Furthermore, if you or your sponsor are the common-law or conjugal partner of someone else, that renders you ineligible for sponsorship.

Let’s say your sponsor applied for permanent residency, but didn’t include you on the application as someone who should be examined. That’s another eligibility bar. If your sponsor tried to bring a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner in the past, and it’s been less than three years since that person became a permanent resident (or five years, if your application was received after March 2, 2012), you can’t be sponsored.

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 楼主| 发表于 5/25/2018 18:24:30 | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 郭国汀 于 5/25/2018 18:35 编辑

Marriage ceremonies in Canada can be either civil or religious. Marriages may be performed by members of the clergy, marriage commissioners, judges, justices of the peace or clerks of the court, depending on the laws of each province and territory regulating marriage solemnization. In 2001, the majority of Canadian marriages (76.4%) were religious, with the remainder (23.6%) being performed by non-clergy.
Marriage Commissioners
Marriage commissioners provide couples with flexible nonreligious options for their wedding. Any person performing a marriage ceremony in B.C. must be registered with the Vital Statistics Agency. Use our online search to find a marriage commissioner in your area.

Find out how much the services of a marriage commissioner cost by reviewing the fees listed on this page.
Search for Marriage Commissioners
To search for marriage commissioners in your area, click on Search for Marriage Commissioners.
Marriage Commissioner Fees
A base civil ceremony includes one hour for ceremony preparation, meeting with the couple, rehearsal, travel time, and performing the ceremony.
Base Civil Ceremony
$75.00
GST
$3.75
Total
$78.75
Additional Fees
Marriage commissioners are permitted to charge additional fees for the following:
  • time spent over the one hour included in the base civil ceremony: $25/hour billed in 15-minute increments
  • mileage (distance travelled to and from the marriage ceremony and rehearsal): $0.54/km
  • parking or ferry costs (if applicable)
Marriage commissioners ask for fees and provide a receipt before the marriage ceremony to avoid interruptions before or after the ceremony. However, the couple getting married is responsible for any additional costs incurred by last minute changes.
Note: Vital Statistics does not authorize marriage commissioners to provide wedding planning, or consultation services.

Marriage Licences
At some time in the three months prior to your wedding date, you will need to buy a marriage licence. Only one member of the couple is required to apply for a marriage licence, but he or she must apply in person, and show primary identification for both parties.  

Marriage Certificates
Every couple marrying in British Columbia receives a marriage certificate by mail once Vital Statistics has registered their marriage. On average, couples receive their marriage certificate three weeks after the wedding takes place.
Marriage Registration
At any wedding in British Columbia, the couple, two witnesses and the officiant marrying them must sign the Marriage Licence and Registration of Marriage after the ceremony has been performed.
Within 48 hours of the wedding, the officiant submits the registration to the Vital Statistics Agency where the registration information becomes a permanent legal record. Vital Statistics cannot issue a marriage certificate until the marriage is registered.

To complete transactions in person, find a Service BC location near you.
Mailing Address:
Vital Statistics Agency
PO Box 9657 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 9P3
Phone:
Victoria: 250 952-2681
Toll-Free within B.C.: 1 888 876-1633

Service BC Location: Vancouver *limited service
PLEASE CALL US PRIOR TO VISITING our office TO ENSURE THE SERVICE you are requesting is available
Phone:  1 800 663-7867

Services available at this location is limited to:
  • Passcode issuance and mobile card application verification
  • BCeID

OPEN Monday-Friday, closed for lunch between 12 noon - 1pm
Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm  
Closed between 12 noon - 1pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm  
Closed between 12 noon - 1pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed between 12 noon - 1pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm  
Closed between 12 noon - 1pm
Friday:  8:30am – 4:30pm
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closed statutory holidays

PLEASE CALL US PRIOR TO VISITING our office TO ENSURE THE SERVICE you are requesting is available
Phone:  1 800 663-7867
Street:  7th Floor, 865 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Marriage Licences
At some time in the three months prior to your wedding date, you will need to buy a marriage licence. Only one member of the couple is required to apply for a marriage licence, but he or she must apply in person, and show primary identification for both parties.  

Examples of primary identification include:
  • Birth certificate
  • IMM/immigration form
  • Permanent resident card
  • Citizenship card
The marriage licence issuer may accept a passport or driver’s licence in some circumstances.
Cost
A marriage licence costs $100, and is nonrefundable. However, if you lose your licence, you can return to the place where you bought it, and ask for a replacement.
Search for a Marriage Licence Issuer
To search for marriage licence issuer in your area, click on Search for a Marriage Licence Issuer.


 楼主| 发表于 5/25/2018 19:16:54 | 显示全部楼层
Marriage Certificates
Every couple marrying in British Columbia receives a marriage certificate by mail once Vital Statistics has registered their marriage. On average, couples receive their marriage certificate three weeks after the wedding takes place.

Vital Statistics mails the certificate to the address the couple provided when they bought the marriage licence.
If you lose your marriage certificate or need additional certificates, you can apply for them at any time after the marriage is registered. Each certificate costs $27.
Who can Order a Marriage Certificate
B.C. marriage certificates can be ordered by:
  • either person named on the marriage certificate; or
  • a person with written authorization from a person named on the marriage certificate
How to Order a Marriage Certificate
After you have confirmed that you are eligible to receive a marriage certificate, you can apply in any one of the following four ways:
Online
Use the Vital Statistics Agency's secure online ordering service. A credit card is required.
By Mail
Vital Statistics Agency
PO Box 9657 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 9P3
In Person
Go to any Service BC counter.You do not need to fill out an application, but will need to provide the customer service representative with the same details about the marriage that are requested on the Application for Marriage Certificate or Registration Photocopy (VSA 430M) form (PDF, 1MB). You will also need to provide payment.
By Phone
Call the Vital Statistics Agency at 250 952-2681 in Victoria or 1 888 876-1633 elsewhere in B.C. A credit card is required.
Cost & Processing Times
$27 per marriage certificate, average 2 to 5 business days processing time and delivered by mail
$60 per marriage certificate, produced the next business day and delivered by courier
What B.C. Marriage Certificates Look Like
Vital Statistics sends a marriage certificate to each couple after their marriage is registered. All B.C. marriage certificates are 21.6 cm x 17.8 cm and include the information described below for both parties to the marriage:
  • Full names
  • Sex
  • Birthdates
  • Birthplaces
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Registration number
  • Date of registration


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