Welcome to the ServiceOntario Online Status Inquiry system.

You can search for the status of your:

  • Birth certificate(s)
  • Marriage certificate(s)
  • Death certificate(s)

If you have applied for a certificate online, you will need to provide the following information about the certificate request:

  • Order Number, which can be found on your online certificate payment receipt
  • The type of certificate you requested (Birth, Death or Marriage)
  • Date of event (Birth, Death or Marriage)

If you have applied for a certificate via mail, you will need to provide the following information about the certificate request:

  • Applicant name
  • Name of the subject
  • The type of certificate you requested (Birth, Death or Marriage)
  • Date of the event (Birth, Death or Marriage)

Status information is only available the day after an application is entered into ServiceOntario's processing system. Status information for your application should be available as follows:

  • Online or Emergency: 1 business day after receipt
  • Expedited: Up to 3 business days after receipt
  • Regular (Mail): Up to 5 weeks after receipt

Certificate information last updated: April 18, 2014

NOTE: At this time, status tracking is not available for Premium Online or registration requests. If your request cannot be processed, you will be contacted at the daytime telephone number provided during the online certificate application process.


Collection of Personal Information

Personal information entered during this online status inquiry is collected under the authority of the Vital Statistics Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. V.4, and will be used to check the status of your application for birth, death or marriage certificates. For security purposes, the Office of the Registrar General will not retain personal information collected during this online status inquiry. For questions regarding the collection of your personal information and the disposal of your personal information following the completion of your status inquiry, contact the Office of the Registrar General.


Mail:
P.O. Box 4600
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6L8

Telephone:
Greater Toronto Area: 416-325-8305
Toll-free: 1-800-461-2156

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