How can I get a Certificate of Divorce?

Last reviewed May 2024 by the Clicklaw editors

You don’t need a Certificate of Divorce to make your divorce “legal” or “official” in BC. If you have to show legal proof of your divorce, you can use your divorce order. However, you can use the Certificate of Divorce to show legal proof of your divorce to third parties (for example, when you remarry) without giving away all the details in your divorce order. Some foreign jurisdictions may require a certificate if you are getting remarried.

Helpful resources

Helpful services

  • Courthouse Locations (Government of BC): Find the Supreme Court location where you’ll apply for your Certificate of Divorce.
  • Family LawLINE(Legal Aid BC): Lawyers give free legal advice over the phone about family law issues for low-income people.
  • Family Justice Centres (Government of BC): Family justice counsellors help people across BC with issues relating to separation or divorce.
  • Find more services.