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Who is allowed to
Individuals intending to be married
by a religious official should ask the Official if he or
she is registered with Ontario as a person authorized to
your marriage to be legal, there must be a registered
officiant involved with the ceremony.
Apply for the
To be married in Ontario, you must
fill out a marriage licence application form. You can
get that form from your municipal office or download the
Marriage Licence Application form
Once you have filled out the application, apply for the
marriage licence in person at your nearest Municipal
City of Sarnia
City Clerkís Office - 2nd Floor, 255 N. Christina
Telephone: 332-0330 Ext. 350
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Make sure you and your partner
bring identification, such as a birth certificate (along
with any change of name certificates), current passport,
Record of Immigrant Landing or Canadian citizenship
card, along with photo identification to prove your
current legal name and age.
There is a fee for purchasing a marriage licence.
Contact your Ontario Municipal Office for the current
The marriage licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for
three months from the date of
If the licence expires, it will not be valid and you will have to purchase
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Apply for a Marriage Certificate
For information on how to apply for
your Marriage Certificate after the wedding visit the
of Ontario Information website
Changing your name?
Once you are married,
you may apply to change all your identification
(health card, drivers licence, passport and banking
information etc.) with your marriage certificate.
You may assume your spouseís/partnerís last name
(surname) or a combination of your last name and your
spouseís/partnerís last name (hyphenated surname)
for more information on changing your name go the the
Province of Ontario Information Website.
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