All marriages performed in Alberta must be registered with the Alberta government.
Registration of Marriage form
A Registration of Marriage is a permanent legal record. When you apply for and receive a Marriage Licence, you will also receive a Registration of Marriage form to be used at the ceremony.
The following steps must take place for your marriage to be registered:
- you must give the form to the person who will be performing the wedding ceremony
- the form is fully completed and signed during the wedding ceremony
- the person performing the wedding ceremony will send the original Registration of Marriage to the Alberta government for registration
After a marriage is registered, you can order marriage documents from a registry agent or Registry Connect.
All the information on a marriage certificate is taken from the Registration of Marriage form.
If there are any errors on your marriage document, an amendment is needed.
Delayed registration of marriage
If a marriage isn’t registered within one year from the date of marriage, there are additional requirements and a fee of $20 to register the marriage.
For information, contact Vital Statistics.
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