Online Certificate Application

Welcome to the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Branch's Online Certificate Application website.

Eligible applicants can apply for birth, death or marriage certificates for events that have been registered in Manitoba. (Registration can take 6 to 8 weeks from the date the birth, marriage or death took place, depending on the event.)

Order Certificate Online

After you have submitted your online application, you may use our Online Status Inquiry System to track the status of your application(s):

Online Status Inquiry

In order to use this online service you need the following:

  • Web browser with JavaScript enabled.
  • Web browser with Popup windows allowed from this website.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view your Order Receipt. You may download a free copy at

Note: This website is designed to be used with a screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher.

If you are unable to access this system:

In certain cases, you may be required to print, sign and mail your application (for example, when supporting documentation is required to be attached to the application).

Apply by mail:
  • Download and complete the application: Download Forms
  • Send by mail or courier to:

    Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Branch
    254 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg MB R3C 0B6

Processing time:

Every event must be fully registered before a document about the event can be issued. This is because the registered information is printed on the document.

Two service options are available:

Regular issuance service: Applications for regular issuance service are processed in the order received and sent to applicants via Canada Post.

Rush issuance service: Applications for rush issuance service are processed within three business days, and sent via courier. Shipping time is extra. Selecting rush issuance service speeds up the processing of an application for a document. It does not speed up the registration of a vital event.

Although a payment may be processed immediately, regular issuance service or rush issuance service (as selected by the applicant), will start after a vital event is registered correctly, and in full.

Checking Your Order Status

You can check the status of your order for a birth, death or marriage certificate at
  • If you applied online, enter your order number exactly as shown on your emailed receipt.
  • If you applied by paper form, enter the number exactly as shown on your printed or emailed receipt.

Note: All applicants who send applications for service must pay the required fee, regardless of their application results (e.g., cancelled, certificate refused). Sorry, there are no refunds allowed.