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In Ontario, a divorce certificate is one of those terms that often get confused or misused. Typically when people are researching or searching for a certificate of divorce they may be meaning one of three things:
How to request a Certificate of Divorce in Ontario, Canada?
In order to request a copy of your Certificate of Divorce for a previous marriage you can visit the the Ministry of the Attorney General website.
How much does it cost?
The fee is $19.00 for a Certificate of Divorce in Ontario.
How to pay the fee?
You can pay it by cash, certified cheque or money order, made payable to the “Minister of Finance”.
Who do I request a Certificate of Divorce from?
You can request your Divorce Certificate from the Superior Court of Justice where your divorce application was filed. The Court Office in which your divorce was filed will be written on your Divorce Order (which you will attach a copy of to your application.) Follow this link to find out the addresses and working hours of the court offices in Ontario. If your divorce happened prior to 1979 you’ll need to get your record from the Archives of Ontario, as described here.
You can Request the Certificate of Divorce in person or by mail.
If you are requiring your divorce certificate in a foreign country, you will need to have your document authenticated and legalized, also known as apostille. Canadian documents issued by the Canadian authorities, can be copied and that photocopy of the document will be notarized by a Public Notary and duly authenticated by Ministry of Government Services, Ontario or any concerned Provincial authority designated. Marriage/Divorce Certificates issued in Canada are typically attested by the Ministry of Government Services of Ontario, 222 Jarvis Street, Main Floor, Toronto, Tel: 416-325-8416.
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