Whatever dealings you might have with CIC, it is important for them to know who you really are and what your civil status is. A civil status document refers to a legal record of the important events in the lives of the citizens and residents of a country. A civil status document, therefore, can be seen as an identity document but an identity document is not necessarily a civil status document. These documents are important for a number of reasons, and if they are in a language other than French or English will need a certified translation done by a certified translator.

First, your civil rights as a citizen or resident can only be protected if the government knows who you are.

Second, these documents reduce the incidence of identity fraud.

Third, they help the government to create a database for the compilation of vital statistics and this is why foreign nationals in particular who cannot produce any civil status documents raise particular problems when it comes to the establishment of records concerning their civil status.

Fourth, they can provide a historical timeline as evidence for one’s claimed identity.

Fifth, documents such as marriage certificates and divorce certificates provide proof of a relationship to a sponsor in Canada, for those coming to Canada through a spouse/partner.

Lastly, in rare cases death certificates may sometimes need to be provided, if this certificate is in a language other than English or French, it and/or the other documents mentioned may need to be certified translated.

Certified Civil Status Document Translation in Canada

British Colombia
British Colombia
Certified Translation of Civil Status Documents Available In:
Vancouver, BC
Surrey, BC
Burnaby, BC
Richmond, BC
Coquitlam, BC
Abbotsford, BC
Kelowna, BC
Kamloops, BC
Victoria, BC
Certified Translation of Civil Status Documents Available In:
Calgary, AB
Edmonton, AB
Lethbridge, AB
Red Deer, AB
St. Albert, AB
Medicine Hat, AB
Grand Prarie, AB
Airdrie, AB
Certified Translations of Civil Status Documents Available In:
Saskatoon, SK
Regina, SK
Prince Albert, SK
Moose Jaw, SK
Certified Translations of Civil Status Documents Available In:
Winnipeg, MB
Brandon, MB
Steinbach, MB
Certified Translation of Civil Status Documents Available In:
Toronto, ON
Ottawa, ON
Mississagua, ON
Brampton, ON
Hamilton, ON
London, ON
Markham, ON
Vaughan, ON
Kitchener, ON
Certified Translations of Civil Status Documents Available In:
Montréal, QC
Québec, QC
Laval, QC
Gatineau, QC
Longueuil, QC
Sherbrooke, QC
Saguenay, QC
Lévis, QC
Trois-Rivières, QC

Save Time Online

One of the benefits of working with Languages in Motion is that you can scan and upload your civil status documents online. You can choose from three different types of secure delivery services:

  • Express Service (1-2 business days or 24-48 hours)
  • Regular Service (3-4 business days)
  • Economy (5-9 business days)

Delivery fees are included in the price so you can either have the document delivered to any address in Canada by FedEx or Canada Post or you can pick it up at our office.


What LiM needs from you:

Please provide an original, high definition scan or a certified true copy of the civil status documents. This ensures that the important details such as names, dates, and signatures can be clearly seen and the translation can proceed without any problems. If you choose to scan and send your civil status documents email, please make sure that all information on the document is clearly visible. If the document is in a language with non-English Characters such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese or Hindi, please include the correct English spelling of all names in the document(s).

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