The marriage license is the document you’re required to show when you apply for a marriage licence, and it’s the one you should be looking at for most purposes.
But the wording can be confusing, and there are some differences between provinces.
You can find a complete guide to marriage licenses in our article: What is the marriage license and how do I apply for one?
The marriage licence is the only document that allows you to enter into a marriage contract.
If you want to marry someone else, you have to go through the application process and provide evidence that you are the right person for the relationship.
The document also specifies when you can expect to get married, what your rights are, and how long the marriage will last.
For example, if you are in a relationship with someone, you can apply for marriage licenses to marry them.
If your relationship is with someone else and you are not, you need to apply for your own marriage licence.
This is called a ‘validation’ marriage licence (also known as a ‘certificate of validity’).
A certificate of validity is required for all civil unions, but you can also apply for it if you’re a couple who don’t want to be married legally.
You need a valid marriage licence if you want your partner to be legally married to you, and for you to be able to receive the support that comes with it.
If the marriage is legal and you’re not sure about it, you should consult a lawyer or have someone look at your case.
A marriage licence can be issued in several ways.
You may need to have the marriage licence for two reasons: to obtain a certificate of authority for your marriage, and to marry a partner, or to apply to get a marriage certificate.
If a certificate is required, the certificate must state that: the marriage was authorised by the government of the province in which you live, and the couple were not married before; and, that the marriage certificate was issued in accordance with provincial regulations.
You also need to show that you were married by a court order or judge’s order, or that the government was aware of the relationship before issuing the certificate.
In addition, you must provide your name, address and a copy of the court order and judge’s decision.
A valid marriage license can also be issued for the following reasons: marriage to a person who is not your spouse, or a person whose marriage is not recognised by the country in which they live, but who is a relative of you or someone who is your spouse’s guardian, or is married to your spouse or someone you are living with.
In Canada, marriage is recognised by all provinces.
However, in many parts of the world, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK, a marriage can be recognised only by the federal government in one of those countries.
In these cases, you’re also required to give evidence to show your relationship with your partner before your marriage is valid.
You must also show that the people involved in the marriage agreed to it in writing.
In other countries, like South Africa, a document known as an ‘affidavit of recognition’ is required to be produced to prove that the couple agreed to the marriage.
You should also have proof of your relationship if you’ve had a relationship that was not recognised or approved by the province where you live.
In most cases, this is something you will be able give to a court, but in some provinces, you may be able get a certificate from the province itself.
A certificate may also be required for the same reasons as a valid licence.
For instance, if the province requires a certificate for your partner’s relationship with you, you’ll need to provide the province with a copy if you don’t have one.
If it’s not your partner who has been declared to be your spouse by a judge, you also need proof that you and your partner signed an agreement for the marriage, which can be found on the declaration.
In the UK and Australia, you will need to give proof that the declaration is valid, which is sometimes called ‘a certificate of good standing’ (COGS).
In the US, a certificate can be obtained from a court.
You’ll need it if: you and the other party signed a declaration in the presence of the other person; or you were declared by a justice of the peace, a registrar or a registrars court as the legal husband or wife of your partner.
If there’s no such person, you and one other person have been declared as a couple.
However you can get a copy from a lawyer, a judge or from the government itself, or from someone who knows about your relationship.
For more information, see our guide to the Canadian marriage process.
The marriage certificate is usually issued by a person known as the court registrar.
The court registrarian may issue you a marriage order.
If one of the parties to the agreement is not the one named on the certificate, the person who signed the declaration must be