Follow the instructions on the forms carefully, you may wish to refer to our page on parental recognition which has detailed instructions for completing the forms.
When your application is complete, mail the complete package, including relevant supporting documents, to the office of the Registrar General using the instructions on the forms.
The PDF birth registration will allow you to register with inclusive parental titles (mother, father, parent), register one, two, three or four parents, register a birth through surrogacy, and register a child with a single name if your child is eligible.
All births in Ontario can now be registered on one of the following forms:
- Statement of Live Birth (1 or 2 parents)
- Statement of Live Birth (with 3 or 4 parents)
Please note that if you choose to use the online 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle, instead of these forms, you will not have any choice of parental title, you will be identified as Mother and Father/Other Parent.
Parent(s) who do not wish to have the terms ‘mother’ and ‘father/other parent’ appear on their child’s birth registration must fill out the PDF form. When filling out the forms, parents can choose to be identified as ‘mother’, ‘father’ or ‘parent’.
We strongly recommend that all Ontario parents use the paper forms to register their child’s parentage, including families who are adopting.
To register a birth through surrogacy, you will need one of the above, and you will also need the statutory declaration forms:
- Statutory Declaration by Surrogate
- Statutory Declaration by Intended Parents
Ordering Birth Certificates
The online form for ordering birth certificates does not reflect the changes to parental recognition in Ontario. Please consult our Parental Recognition page for details and updates. The paper form available here does reflect these changes.
This form is also available on the Government of Ontario website.
Form Number: 007-11076E Edition date: 2017/03
Title: Request for Birth Certificate
Ministry: Government and Consumer Services
Program: Office of the Registrar General
Purpose of Form: This form is used for requesting a birth certificate.
For more information on ordering birth certificates, please consult ServiceOntario.
SIN – Service Canada
Once your child’s birth registration is complete, you will need to order a birth certificate from ServiceOntario. Once you have received your child’s birth certificate, you can file for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and tax benefits with Service Canada.
The form to file for the SIN is included here, however most applications are filed in person and you do not need a form.
Applications by mail are only accepted in very rare and specific instances.
Last updated: December 2017