Jun 12, 11, 12:48 am
My partner and I need a vacation in the non-tropics, and also we've been planning to get married for some time. So Canada it is! It seems no problem for foreigners to get married there, but can anyone point me toward specifics or useful websites on the details? I gather in, say, British Columbia, it needn't take more than a couple of days (one license, one official ceremony)--is that right? How particular are they about paperwork, since Taiwanese don't really have birth certificates, but do have government-issued IDs with birth-date, place, and name of course?
Jun 13, 11, 6:47 am
Jun 14, 11, 6:11 am
For BC: http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage/howto.html
Hope this helps. Congrats!:)
You can marry in any province or city, but remember that marriage ceremonies in Canada are a provincial jurisdiction which means that each province could have different residency or timeframe requirements. You'd need to arrange an officiant as well, which could require scheduling carefuly. (probably not in the big cities at City Hall)
Just google the name of the city you'd like to marry in, and "marriage license" or "wedding ceremony" to find helpful links for that city.
Congratulations! My husband and I married in Ottawa in 2004 shortly after Ontario's law was changed, at the National Gallery. Our officiant came from this company: http://www.allseasonsweddings.com and he was great.