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VITAL STATISTICS
(Vital Statistics Government Services and Lands Division)

Contributed by Barbara McGrath


The following is information on how to apply and obtain a birth, marriage or death certificate for your ancestors for the post 1892 period. All records prior to 1892 must be obtained from the Church in the community where your ancestor was born, married or died. Failing that no church records are available for the pre 1892 period, see NLGS. for headstone data only.

The following is the mailing address, telephone numbers, etc., for the V/S
(Vital Statistics - Government Services and Lands Division)

ADDRESS:
Vital Statistics
Government Service Centre
Department of Government Services and Lands
5 Mews Place
P. O. Box 8700
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1B 4J6

Tel #: (709) 729-3308
Fax #: (709) 729-0946

E-Mail Address for Vital Statistics:
Each person working there has their own individual email account

Home page:
Vital Statistics and records


Birth Certificates

You may also apply for a birth certificate by sending a signed letter or application form. Click here to display an application form which you may print.

Send letter or form to Vital Statistics at the above mailing address:

Be sure to include the following:
Name
Date of birth
Place of birth
Name of father and name of mother (including her birth or maiden surname)
Your complete mailing address and telephone number and state your relationship to the person named on the certificate if, for any reason, you are not that person.

Birth certificates are available in wallet size and long form, framing size. Wallet size certificates do not contain parents' names. Please be sure to specify the number and type of certificate you require.

Generally, birth certificates cost $20 each. Cheques or money orders should be made payable to the Newfoundland Exchequer Account. However, with effect from March 28, 1992, there is no charge for a first certificate of birth for a child whose birth is registered within one year of the date of birth.

Marriage Certificates

You may also apply for a marriage certificate by sending a signed letter or application form. Click here to display an application which you may print.

Send letter of form to Vital Statistics at the above mailing address:

Be sure to include the following:
Full name of both bride and groom
The bride's surname before this marriage
Date and place of marriage
Your complete mailing address and telephone number and state your relationship to the persons named on the certificate if, for any reason, you are not one of those persons.

Marriage certificates cost $20 each. Cheques or money orders should be made payable to the Newfoundland Exchequer Account.

Death Certificates

You may also apply for a death certificate by sending a signed letter or application form. Click here to display an application which you may print.

Send letter or form to Vital Statistics at the above mailing address:

Be sure to include the following:
The deceased's full name and sex
Date of death
Age at time of death
Place of death
Last address of deceased

Your complete mailing address and telephone number and state your relationship to the person named on the certificate.

There is no fee for a death certificate

Page Contributed by Barbara McGrath (July 2000)
Page Updated by Don Tate (13 July 2000)
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (September 2002)

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