Apply for a marriage search letter from outside Alberta

Follow the steps below to apply. Any questions? Take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Decide which document you need

You can apply for a Marriage Search Letter to prove that you were not married in Alberta.

You can also apply for other Marriage Documents.

Determine if you are eligible to apply

Registry Connect can only process applications for clients who are not in Alberta.

If you are living in Alberta, please contact your nearest registry office .

You may only search for yourself as a spouse, you cannot search for anyone else.

Download a copy of the forms that you need

To complete your application you will need to download and complete the following forms:

If you are unable to open the PDF documents, right-click and save the document, and then open it in Adobe Reader .

We can also email, mail, or fax a copy to you. Please contact us for more information.

Complete the Application Form

Page 1 of the document contains important information that will help you complete your application. Please read these pages carefully.

Page 2 of the document - Application for Marriage Search Letters - contains the following sections to complete:

  • Eligible Applicant's Information - this section needs to be completed in full. The address you provide here will be the address where we send your certificate unless you instruct us otherwise.
  • Alternate Mailing Address - only fill out this section if you would like us to send your certificate to an address other than the one you provided above.
  • Marriage Search Details - this section needs to be completed in full.

If you have valid (not expired), government-issued photo identification continue to completing the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity

Complete the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity

All Applicants must complete the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity to verify their 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.

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.

Complete the Registry Connect Payment Page and make your payment

Select your service

Select the service option that works best for you:

  •  Gold Service

    These rush requests receive top priority. You 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, you are immediately contacted by phone. Documents are then sent out by Purolator courier, and delivery is trackable.

    Cost: 38.70 CAD per document, plus a 30.00 CAD rush processing service fee, plus the courier's delivery fee.

    Courier fees vary according to the destination:

    • Canada (QC, ON, MB, SK, AB, BC) - 30.00 CAD
    • Canada (NL, NS, PEI, NB, NT, NU, YT) - 40.00 CAD
    • USA (incl. Hawaii & Alaska) - 60.00 CAD
    • International - please calculate your payment on the order form.
  •  Silver Service

    This service also offers priority processing. You 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, you are immediately contacted by phone. Documents are then sent out by regular mail via Canada Post, and are not trackable.

    Cost: 38.70 CAD per document, plus a 30.00 CAD rush processing service fee.

  •  Bronze Service

    We process applications in the order in which they are received 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: 38.70 CAD per document (no other fees will apply).

For more information about our processing times and delivery policy, please see our terms of service.

Provide your email

Provide us with an email address so that we can contact you if necessary.

Make your payment and provide your transaction number

We accept payments online by credit card.

Please make your payment online - we accept Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Debit Mastercard, and Discover.

Once your payment has completed, you will receive a transaction number - please write this number on your Payment Page. You will also receive a receipt by email to keep for your records.

We also accept payment by certified cheque (a cheque that has been guaranteed by your bank, it is not a regular personal cheque) or money order in Canadian or US funds. Certified cheques or money orders are to be made out to Registry Connect, and must be drawn on a Canadian or US bank.

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.

Send your application to us

We only accept applications sent by mail or courier to the following address:

Registry Connect
Suite 207, 236 - 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB  T6X 1W8
Canada

Please do not fax or email a copy of your application to us. We are unable to accept applications this way.