Order a Birth Certificate
A birth certificate is your most valuable identity document. It's a legal document issued by the Province.
You need a birth certificate to get other important identification documents, like a:
- Driver's license
- Passport, or
- Social Insurance Number
Who Can Apply for a Birth Certificate - see a list of who can apply for and receive a birth certificate.
Step 1: Choose the Type of Birth Certificate
Contains the individual's full name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, registration number and registration date.
- Short-form certificates may not be ideal for children ages 16 and under as many government agencies require the additional information contained on the long-form certificate
Contains the same info as the short form, plus the parents' full names and their province/state and country of birth.
- Long-form certificates are generally preferred by government agencies - like Passport Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs - for children ages 16 and under
Genealogical photocopy ($50)
Contains all of the information that appears on the original birth registration and is stamped "FOR GENEAOLOGY ONLY"
- Genealogical photocopies are generally used for gathering family history (trees) - anyone is eligible as long as the Birth happened more than 100 years ago.
Certified photocopy ($50)
Contains all of the information that appears on the original birth registration.
Step 2: Choose How to Submit Your Order
Ordering online is a faster, easier and more convenient way to order Vital Statistics certificates. It eliminates the need for downloading and printing application forms and sending them to eHealth for manual entry into our processing system. Ordering online also eliminates the costs and delivery times associated with shipping paper-based forms, and provides the added convenience of paying by credit card. You can also skip the step of writing a cheque or issuing a money order and place orders for multiple certificates with one application - saving you time, effort and money!
The online certificate ordering process is designed to be straightforward and user-friendly and is loaded with built-in help content to guide you through the ordering process. You can also contact the Vital Statistics Customer Support Team by email or toll free line during normal business hours and they will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the online ordering process.
It is important to note that all online orders are subject to a screening review.
Before you begin:
You must have a valid credit card to process your order online. If you do not, you will need to submit your order using the manual forms-based process.
An online order must be completed in one session; it cannot be saved on your computer. If you stop typing for longer than 30 minutes, your order will timeout and all information entered will be erased.
Please have the following information ready prior to starting your online ordering process:
- Birth Subject
As an applicant, if you are not a person who can apply for a Birth Certificate, you must provide supporting authorization documentation (upload). You will have to scan and attach an Authorization Form to your online order. A screen will be provided during ordering process to allow you to search your computer for the signed authorization information and attach the file.We recommend you print your payment receipt to keep for your records. The Order Number that appears on the payment receipt can be used in all communication with Saskatchewan Vital Statistics regarding your application.
|Remember, you must have a valid credit card to submit an order online. If you do not, you will need to use the manual forms-based process below. |
Order by Forms
If you do not have a valid credit card you have to manually submit your certificate order by forms and send them in to eHealth Saskatchewan for manual processing.
Order a birth certificate by manual forms-based process
Please be advised that by submitting a certificate order (online or by forms), you consent to eHealth Saskatchewan collecting and using your personal information to determine your eligibility to receive the certificate(s) that you have requested. eHealth has the authority to collect and use your personal information for this purpose pursuant to The Vital Statistics Act, 2009 and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please visit the Legal page of our website for more information.
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