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Marriage License

Before getting too far into the details about a marriage license, it is important to understand the difference between a Marriage License and a Marriage Certificate. To learn more about these 2 documents click HERE.

We are pleased to be able to provide couples with a marriage license - even if Let's Tie the Knot is not your commissioner of choice. We will arrange a suitable time and place to meet to obtain your license, and are available for evening and weekend service.

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If you are getting married in Manitoba, you must:


STEP 1: Buy a marriage licence

  • Buy a marriage licence at least 24 hours before the marriage (Note: It is only for Manitoba marriages and is only valid for three months).

  • Both be present to buy the marriage licence from a registered issuer in your area (see Download List below).

  • Be single, divorced, or widowed:

    • Single - (never married) and over 18 years of age

    • Divorced persons are required to show one of:

      • Divorce Certificate

      • Decree Absolute

    • Widowed - persons whose spouse is deceased must show:

      • Death Certificate or

      • Funeral Home Statement of Death or

      • Obituary clipping from the newspaper

  • Provide identification for proof of age (18 years or older).

    • Acceptable documents for identification can include:

      • Birth Certificate

      • Passport or US Passport Card

      • Citizenship Certificate (Canadian or United States)

      • Canada Immigration documents

      • Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card

      • Government of Canada Indian Status Card

      • Driver's Licence (photo ID) with one of the following:

        • Manitoba Health Card

        • Senior Citizen Card/Old Age Security Card

        • Change of Name Certificate

        • Social Insurance Card

A Marriage Licence/Registration of Marriage is a permanent legal document.

When you buy your Marriage Licence/Registration of Marriage, before signing the oath, please read through the entire form to make certain that all fields completed by the issuer are clearly legible, accurate, and fully completed. If there are any omissions or errors on the Marriage Licence/Registration of Marriage, Manitoba law determines how, or even if, changes can be made to a permanent legal record and requires payment of fees to do so.


  • Print legibly.

  • Don't use abbreviations, nicknames, or initials.

  • Use full legal names as they appear on your government issued identification.

  • If the name on the marriage registration doesn’t exactly match the name on your identification you may encounter difficulties.

  • Vital Statistics Agency permanently maintains a copy of the registration form exactly as it is received. Once received by the Agency, it becomes a permanent legal document.

  • Do not assume the registration can be changed or corrected later.

  • A marriage certificate cannot be issued until the registration is complete, resulting in delays and inconvenience to newlyweds.



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