In order to be eligible to apply through Registry Connect, you must:
If you are living in Alberta, please contact your nearest registry office.
As of April 1, 2016, clients wishing to request a photocopy of registration of an open record will need to apply directly to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Please contact us if this applies to you.
Further eligibility requirements for each type of Vital Statistics document must also be met. These are listed on pages 2 and 3 of the application form.
You may download a copy of the application from us:
The form requires Adobe Reader 9 or higher to view. If you are unable to view it in your browser, right-click and save the document, then open it in Adobe Reader.
We can email, mail, or fax a copy to you. Please contact us for more information.
You may also require an Affidavit of Relationship to complete your application. You can download the form here:
Affidavit of Relationship (DVS0002 2015/07)
Pages 1 to 4 of the application form contain information that will help you complete your application. Please read these pages carefully.
On page 5 - Application for Certificate/Documents - complete all the information in the top section, then fill out the section appropriate to the type of certificate that you are requesting - Birth, Marriage, Death, or Legal Name Change.
If you have valid (not expired), government-issued photo identification:
On page 6 - Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity - the Applicant must verify their own valid photo identification. To do this, the page must be taken to a Notary or Commissioner for Oaths, who must look at your identification, and then complete questions 1 through 7. Then the Notary/Commissioner must sign the form and provide their name and the expiry date of their commission. The Applicant must also sign the form.
Please note Any changes made to your Statutory Declaration (crossed or whited out information, or information added later in a different colour pen) must be initialled by the Notary or Commissioner of Oaths who notarized your form. Changes that have not been initialled, or have been initialled by someone other than the Notary or Commissioner of Oaths, will result in a returned Statutory Declaration.
If you do not have valid government-issued photo identification:
On page 8, choose a service option and provide payment information (please see below).
We offer three different service options:
These rush requests receive top priority. Clients are contacted immediately by phone or email if there are questions or concerns with the application. Also, if there are discrepancies between what is on the application and what is on the original record, clients are immediately contacted by phone. Documents are then sent out by Purolator courier, and delivery is trackable.
Cost: $39.64 per document, plus a $30 rush processing service fee, plus the courier's delivery fee which varies according to the destination.
This service also offers priority processing. Clients are contacted immediately by phone or email if there are questions or concerns with the application. Also, if there are discrepancies between what is on the application and what is on the original record, clients are immediately contacted by phone. Documents are then sent out by regular mail via Canada Post, and are not trackable.
Cost: $39.64 per document, plus a $30 rush processing service fee.
Regular processing time for certificate requests is approximately 1-3 business days in our office. We will contact you by email or letter about any issues with your application. Vital Statistics will communicate with you by letter regarding any discrepancies between what is on the application and what is on the original record. Documents are sent out by regular mail via Canada Post, and are not trackable.
Cost: $39.64 per document (no other fees will apply).
For more information about our processing times and delivery policy, please see our terms of service.
We accept payments by cheque, money order, and credit card:
All fees are payable up front - there are no COD deliveries for certificates. Once an application has been processed, fees are usually non-refundable. For more information please see our refund policy.
To complete your application, you must still mail or courier your application form to us.
We only accept applications sent by mail or courier to the following address:
Suite 202, 1003 Ellwood Rd SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0B3
Please do not fax or email a copy of your application to us. We are unable to accept applications this way.