“My partner and I are getting married next month! Last week, I bought a marriage licence through a local notary public. I also hired a licensed marriage commissioner to do our ceremony. Within two days of the ceremony, she’ll send the paperwork to the government to get our marriage registered. After that, we’ll receive our marriage certificate. I can’t wait until we can put the 'Just Married' sign on the back of our car!”
– Zach, Williams Lake, BC
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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.
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