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Alberta Vital Statistics

If you require Vital Statistic services for: a Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate, you may print the following form. Read the instructions carefully and fill in the required information. You must bring this form in person to our registry office with a piece of your ID:

Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath CertificateView All Life Events

Vital Statistics records major life events of people such as Births, Marriages, Changes of Name and Deaths. Certificates are issued -- including Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates and Death Certificates -- to document these events.

Marriage Licenses are also a function of Vital Statistics, as is the appointment of Marriage Commissioners.

Alberta Vital Statistics records all births in the Province and annually issue a list of the most popular baby names. Vital Statistics information is confidential, and therefore requests for certificates or other information is subject to eligibility requirements.

For a current list of Marriage Commissioners, please contact us at 403.567.9301 and we can fax you a current one OR e-mail us here to request a current listing.

Alberta Vital Statistics is responsible for maintaining records of births, marriages and deaths that occur in Alberta.

Who Can Apply for the Above Certificates?

Generally only the person themselves or any person who has the written authorization of the individual whose certificate is being requested. Lawyers and other agencies can also make the request, as long as it is submitted on their letterhead. If in doubt, please call us @ 403-531-6575

What is the processing time for obtaining the certificate?

The Government processes certificate applications on the following business day, and the certificates are sent via mail. For urgent needs, there is a rush service option available at our office, allowing you to pick up the certificate within 2-3 business days.

However, please note that certificates for events that occurred in the last thirty days may not be immediately available if the event has not been registered. Vital Statistics typically takes up to one month to receive birth, marriage, or death information from hospitals, ministers, and funeral homes. You can still submit your application, but the certificate will not be issued until Vital Statistics receives the relevant event information.