Marriage in Canada falls under provincial and territorial jurisdiction. For more details on the requirements for marriage within Canada, please consult the page about Family Law.
Please consult GOV.UK for information about marriages and civil partnerships in the UK.
For information on regulations and required documentation for a marriage in countries outside the UK and Canada, please contact the Canadian embassy or high commission of the country in which you plan to marry.
To obtain a new passport in your married name, a new application must be submitted, along with:
If your current or expired passport already displays your married name, you need not send your marriage certificate. However, it is necessary to:
You need not register your marriage with the Canadian authorities. Be advised however, that in Canada, only a court can pronounce on the validity of a foreign marriage. In general terms, a marriage performed abroad will be recognised in Canada providing the following conditions are met: