Government of New Brunswick


The Vital Statistics Branch registers births and provides birth certificates of births that have occurred in the Province of New Brunswick.


A person is eligible to apply if:
• They are the person named on the certificate
• They have written authorization bearing the signature of the person named on the certificate
• The person named on the certificate is a minor or incapable, then the person’s parent or guardian can apply
• They represent the person named on the certificate and are a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick authorized to practise law and the certificate is required for registering an instrument under the Land Titles Act
• The certificate is required by the Minister of Social Development, or his or her designates, in the discharge of duties under the Family Services Act.


The information required to obtain a birth certificate: name of individual (if married, maiden name), date of birth, place of birth, father's name, Father’s place of birth, mother's full maiden name and given names, mother’s place of birth, relationship to person named on certificate, reason why certificate is requested, daytime phone number and return address. Birth certificates are available in short form or in a long form.

The short form copy of a birth certificate includes;

name of individual
date of birth
place of birth
registration date
registration number, and
date issued.

The long form includes;

name of individual
date of birth
place of birth
registration date
registration number
date issued, plus
the names, and the province or country of birth, of the parents.

Method of Payment: Cheque or money order payable to Service New Brunswick, Visa, or MasterCard or American Express (expiry date and signature required).

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Birth Certificates (HST not applicable)
  In Person / Mail Applications45.002016-02-16
  Online Applications40.002016-02-16
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