Divorce Orders

How to Obtain a Copy of Your Divorce Order

If the divorce was finalized in British Columbia before 1983, contact us in writing and include the following:

  • The names of the parties to the divorce
  • The date of the divorce (approximate date is sufficient)
  • A phone number that you can be reached at during the day
  • Your mailing address

If the divorce was finalized in British Columbia after 1983, contact us in writing and include the following:

  • The name of the court registry where the application for divorce was filed
  • The date that the final divorce order was granted/entered at that court registry (the filing date is not sufficient information)
  • The volume and folio number of the final order if applicable
  • The case/file number
  • A phone number that you can be reached at during the day
  • Your complete mailing address

If the divorce was finalized in British Columbia after 1983 and you don’t know the above information, contact the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings in Ottawa to obtain the above noted information prior to contacting us. All requests for copies of divorce orders must be made in writing by email (preferred method), by regular mail or by fax. We do not accept requests for divorce orders by phone. Please let us know if you require a certified copy. See below for prices.

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Guides to more information about divorces in British Columbia

Divorce Records at the BC Archives
BC Archives Research Guide to Divorce Records  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to obtain a copy of a divorce order?

A regular copy of a divorce order costs $30.00 plus applicable taxes. A certified copy of a divorce order costs $70.00 plus applicable taxes (a second certified copy will be included at no additional cost.) Once we have found your divorce order, we will contact you for prepayment. Please do not send credit card information by email.

How long does it take to obtain a copy of a divorce order?

It usually takes a week or two before we can get the divorce order in the mail to you.

What if I need the divorce order urgently?

If you need a copy of a divorce order urgently, please let us know. While we cannot guarantee that the copy of the order will be ready when you need it, we will try our best to meet your needs.

Where can I get guides to more information about divorces in British Columbia?

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