Request a Certificate

Prime Minister


On request, the Prime Minister sends congratulatory certificates to Canadians celebrating significant birthdays or wedding anniversaries.

Congratulatory certificates are available for:


  • 25th wedding anniversaries and up (at 5-year intervals)
  • 65th birthdays and up


You can send your request one of three ways:


1. Online by filling out and submitting either a Birthday Congratulatory Message from the Prime Minister form ( or a Wedding Anniversary Congratulatory Message from the Prime Minister form (


2. Filling out and faxing a Congratulatory Message from the Prime Minister PDF form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader –


3. By contacting:


Congratulatory Messages

Executive Correspondence Unit, Langevin Block

Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A2

Fax: 613-941-6901


To ensure on-time delivery, we ask that you submit your request at least six weeks before the event date.


Governor General


The Governor General sends messages to Canadians who are 90 years of age or older and to couples who have been married for 50 years or more. These are issued by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.


If the anniversary or birthday has already taken place, the message from the Governor General may be backdated up to 12 months.


To request a message, please fill out the birthday and wedding anniversary Request Form (PDF) and follow the instructions, at