Milton resident Tim Vrablik told CP This past fall, he and his wife welcomed a baby girl and wanting to avoid a similar delay, meticulously checked their submission to make sure there were no errors. Service Ontario told him they had identified an error on their submission but that if he sent in a handwritten correction, via fax, the problem could be fixed and the birth certificate could be created.
At nearly five months after first requesting a birth certificate, they finally received one for their daughter. They were later told that nobody read the fax with the correction to their submission, and since the error on their original application was not fixed, it was removed from the pile.
He also noted that he was told that the backlog was due to an increased number of birth registrations during the summer of Vrablik questioned why he needed to be communicating with Service Ontario by fax machine in Without a birth certificate, Vrablik said the family could not travel to the U. S to visit their relatives because they could not apply for a passport for their daughter, and they also encountered difficulties starting a registered education savings plan RESP for their daughter. David Woolley, spokesperson for Government and Consumer Services Minister Bill Walker, who oversees Service Ontario, said Tuesday that anyone encountering difficulties should call them at or Search Search CP24 X.
Home All Videos Milestones. Backlog of months to obtain birth certificates frustrates Ontario parents A polymer long-form birth certificate issued by the Ontario government is shown. Chris Herhalt, CP In response, Service Ontario noted there is a backlog. Another month went by and Vrablik said he heard nothing.
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If you are unsure if you need a short form certificate, birth certificate with parental information, or long form certificate, please check with the Ministry, government agency, or person requesting the document before you order. Most families will need a long form birth certificate or a birth certificate with parental information for their child to prove parentage, but a short form birth certificate is used for every day purposes.
Most LGBTQ families will need both a birth certificate with parental information and a long form birth certificate, and many families will want to order all three. A short form birth certificate includes basic information and can be used as identification.
It includes this information:. LGBTQ parents are more likely to encounter situations where they need a long form birth certificate to prove their relationship to their child. The long form birth certificate also has information revealing that a child has been adopted, though the information from their original registration is sealed and does not appear.
The long form birth certificate for people who are not adopted shows any changes to their registration, such as change of name or gender. To order the new Birth Certificate with Parental Information, you will need to write that onto the form at the bottom of page 1. On the bottom of page 1 you will find information about which birth certificates are available and the cost of each type.
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Once a child's birth is registered, the parent(s) or guardian(s) may request a birth certificate for that child. A birth certificate is a record of a birth that happened in. You can apply for birth, death or marriage certificates for events that have been registered in Ontario. (Registration can take 10 to 16 weeks.
Last Modified: Ordering Birth Certificates The online form for ordering birth certificates does not reflect the changes to parental recognition in Ontario. The PDF form available here does reflect these changes.
Birth Certificate with Parental Information The birth certificate with parental information includes all the basic information from the short form birth certificate and can be used as identification.