A marriage certificate is an official record stating that you and your spouse have had a marriage ceremony that legally binds you to each other. The marriage certificate legally recognizes your marriage in the country where it was performed and in Canada. In several countries, even if you are traditionally married, and that union is recognized in your country, religious or social group, you can still obtain an official document - a marriage certificate from the government/courts/registry that officially acknowledges your marriage. Some applications mandatorily require you to submit documents to prove that you are married. If the marriage certificate is not in English or French (depending on the institution), it must be translated. Translation Expert performs certified translation of marriage certificate including Notarization and Certification.