If you obtained a divorce outside Canada, you must seek authorization from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services before you can get a marriage licence in Ontario. You will also need to get a letter of Opinion recognizing a divorce obtained outside Canada.
You must complete the following forms:
- Statement of Sole Responsibility (PDF) for your divorce, signed by you and your new partner;
- An original or court-certified copy (certified by the proper court officer in the place the divorce or annulment was granted) of the divorce decree or annulment. A translated copy and an affidavit sworn by a certified translator is required if in a language other than English or French.
- A legal opinion from a lawyer, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in the Province of Ontario.
At Nzemeke Law Office, we can assist you with a legal opinion letter. Please contact us at 416-901- 8331