Birth Certificates - travel documents Update August 22, - Legislative changes to allow single names and consultation on gender and sex information on government IDs and forms: The Province of Ontario has passed legislative amendments to allow an individual to register a birth, or change a name, to a single name, if it is in accordance with the individual's traditional culture. This change is intended to eliminate barriers to reflect Ontario's diverse communities including traditional cultures who have a single naming practice.
ServiceOntario expects to process applications for birth registrations and name changes to single names beginning in fall The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is also consulting on the way the ministry collects, retains, uses and displays sex and gender information on government IDs and forms.
The closing date for this consultation is September 16, More information is available at the following link: Information is available on their website. Travel documents showing parents names If you require travel documents that show the parents name you need to obtain a certified copy of the child's birth certificate also known as a "long form" which can be purchased from the Province of Ontario, Office of the Registrar General.
If you are looking for Birth Certificates from more than 70 years ago, you should contact the Archives of Ontario.
Archives of Ontario - government records - births - deaths - marriages. Birth Certificate applications can be submitted by mail, fax in-person or on-line. Visit the Ministry of Government Services website for on-line applications or pick-up your application at one of the City of Toronto Registry Services offices or at a Land Registry Office. Please visit Service Ontario for more information.
All applications for a birth certificate must now be signed by a guarantor. The guarantor must be a Canadian citizen who has known the applicant personally for at least two years and who is a member of a specified profession.
The guarantor must be available in the event that further confirmation is required by the Office of the Registrar General. If the applicant has been in the country less than two years, they must send a photocopy of their record of landing in lieu of filling out the guarantor area. They can also attach a letter from a guarantor that has known them even if it's less then the 2 years.
Guarantors are not required when parents apply for a birth certificate for children under the age of 9. Applications can be submitted on-line if you are willing to pay with a credit card, applications will be processed within 10 days: The Office of the Registrar General holds records for births that happened in Ontario during the past 95 years. To obtain older records, contact The Archives of Ontario.