Acceptable documents for identification can include: Birth Certificate, Passport or US Passport Card, Citizenship Certificate (Canadian or United States), Canada Immigration documents, Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card, Government of Canada Indian Status Card, Fire Arms Card, Driver's Licence (photo ID) with one of the following: Manitoba Health Card, Senior Citizen Card, Change of Name Certificate, Employee Card (with birth date), Social Insurance Card."If you are not sure where to purchase a Marriage Licence, here is a link to a list of licence issuers in the Winnipeg area list of rural issuers is here your Ceremony Date, you must: Make your arrangements with a clergy or a marriage commissioner.
After your Ceremony: Both parties, your witnesses, and the clergy or marriage commissioner who performed the ceremony must all sign the Marriage Registration.The clergy or marriage commissioner will send the Marriage Registration to our office to officially register your marriage. The request form is given to you when you purchase your Marriage Licence.Note: Vital Statistics Agency does not automatically issue a Marriage Certificate. You may request the certificate any time after your ceremony.It is my practice to mail the licence to the Vital Statistics office immediately following your ceremony.Vital Statistic Manitoba provides a wealth of information for couples who wish to be married in Manitoba.
Here is a summary of what you need to know ,taken from the Vital Stats website.
I have made a few notes within the text for clarification purposes."Marriages are performed by registered clergy or registered marriage commissioners.
You may choose a religious ceremony or a personal ceremony with a marriage commissioner.
If you are getting married in Manitoba, you must:both be present to buy the marriage licence from a registered issuer in your area at least twenty-four (24) hours before the ceremony.
(Note: Your licence is valid only in Manitoba and only for three (3) months from the date of purchase.)You must also prove that you are eligible to be married. Divorced persons are required to show one of: Divorce Certificate, Decree Absolute.
Persons whose spouse is deceased must show: Death Certificate or Funeral Home Certificate or Obituary clipping from the newspaper.