You’re stepping into life’s big moments – be it birth, marriage, or maybe both! Navigating the paperwork can be tricky. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

This article will clarify how to order a birth certificate in Alberta, when to apply for a marriage certificate and what you’ll need for a marriage license.

So sit back and let us guide you through these processes with accuracy and professionalism.

## Who can order a birth certificate in Alberta

In Alberta, you can order a birth certificate if you are the person named on it and are at least 12 years old. You can also order a birth certificate if you are the parent, guardian, adoptive parent, have power of attorney for the person named on the certificate, or are designated as an agent for them in a personal directive.

If the individual is under 12 but older than 10 years old and has parental or guardian consent, they can also apply for their own birth certificate. However, children under ten cannot request their own birth certificate.

As a parent applying for your child’s birth document, make sure your name appears on the child’s birth record or in a relevant parentage order. Guardians and trustees must be officially recognized in either guardianship orders or trusteeship documents. Adoptive parents should be named in adoption documents and need proof of pending adoption attached to applications.

When acting as an agent via power of attorney or personal directive designation for someone eligible to apply for their own birth certificate, make sure your name is mentioned in the legal document at hand. It’s essential to attach these documents to your application.

If you have obtained an Alberta court order granting eligibility within the last year, provide this as part of your application too. Lawyers representing eligible clients must include valid Law Society cards and letters specifying client details with applications.