British Columbia Divorce Certificates and Orders

British Columbia Divorce Certificate Application

Since 2002, Untie The Knot Divorce Service has provided an easy and cost-effective solution to obtaining your official court issued divorce documents. By completing a simple application, we can obtain your BC Divorce Certificate (Certified Copy of Decree Absolute) or a copy of your Divorce Order.

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Three Easy Steps

Ordering a British Columbia Divorce Certificate or Divorce Order is fast & easy. Simply:

  • Complete, print and sign the British Columbia Divorce Certificate Application;
  • Fax, Scan and Email or Mail your completed and signed form; and
  • Receive your BC Divorce Certificate or Divorce Order in the mail.

British Columbia Divorce Certificate Application

Requirements

You will need to provide us with a copy of your BC Divorce Order if your divorce took place in New Westminster or Vancouver. If you do not have a copy of your Divorce Order, we will need to obtain it from the courts for you.

If you do not know all the details of your divorce, we will need to conduct a Canada wide search of the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings.

If the divorce was granted prior to 1984, you will need to contact the BC Archives to obtain your divorce documents.

The Provincial Archives of 
British Columbia
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 9W2

Telephone: 1-250-387-1952
Fax: 1-250-387-2072
Email: access@bcarchives.bc.ca

Fees

Prices include all fees, disbursements, mailing and taxes. All divorce documents are returned to you by regular mail unless Xpresspost is requested.

All prices are in Canadian dollars.

British Columbia Archive – Divorce Certificate – $155.00 each

Divorces prior to 1990 only.

British Columbia Divorce Certificate – $125.00 each

You will need to provide us with a copy of your Divorce Order if your divorce took place in New Westminster or Vancouver. If you do not have a copy of your Divorce Order, we will need to obtain it from the courts for you.

For all other BC Court Registries, you will need to provide us with a copy of your BC Divorce Order or provide us with the full names of both spouses, year of divorce, court file number, and court registry location. If you do not have a copy of your Divorce Order, we can obtain this from the Courts for you. If your divorce was granted prior to 1986, you will receive a Certified Copy of a Decree Absolute.

British Columbia Divorce Certificate & Divorce Order – $185.00 each

Save $25.00 by ordering both a Divorce Order and Divorce Certificate at the same time.

Central Divorce Registry Search – $50.00

If you do not know all the details of your BC divorce, we will need to conduct a Canada wide search of the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings.

Payment Options

Untie the Knot Divorce Service offers a variety of payment options. We not only accept payment by money order, Visa, Mastercard or American Express but also payment by PayPal and Interac Email Money Transfer.

If paying by Visa, MasterCard or American Express, we will require the security code, or CVV code. CVV stands for Credit Card Verification Value. The CVV is a 3 or 4 digit code embossed or imprinted on the signature panel on the reverse side of Visa, MasterCard and on the front of American Express cards. This code is used as an extra security measure to ensure that you have access and/or physical possession of the credit card itself.

If you wish to pay using the PayPal service, you must provide us with an email address. Upon review of your completed application, we will email you an invoice which you can then pay directly using PayPal.

If you wish to pay by Interac Email Money Transfer, we will contact you with further instructions upon review of your completed application.

Processing Times

It is impossible to provide you with an accurate time estimate to complete your request. Court Registries vary greatly in the time it takes to fulfill the request. If your divorce was granted more than a few years ago, the divorce file may need to be retrieved from the Court’s storage location. In most cases, you can expect to receive your BC Divorce Certificate or Divorce Order in approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

British Columbia Divorce Certificate Application

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