ID Requirements

How it works

To get a Vital Statistics record or service, you must provide acceptable ID.

Applying for a service at an Alberta registry agent office

When applying for a service in person at a registry agent office, you must bring your original government-issued photo ID.

Applying for a service through Registry Connect by mail

When you’re not in Alberta and are applying by mail, you must complete the statutory declaration portion of the application that substitutes for an original piece of acceptable ID.

No identification

If you don’t have acceptable ID, someone you know can act as your designated agent and apply for a Vital Statistics record on your behalf.

  • you must have known your designated agent for at least 1 year
  • your designated agent must provide their own identification
  • the consent and statutory declaration portions of the application form must be completed
  • a designated agent cannot be used to apply for an Alberta marriage licence

Additional information

  • ID may be in the form or an Alberta court order – contact Vital Statistics for the court order details
  • Non-English documents require notarized translations – contact a registry agent or Registry Connect for translation requirements
  • A designated agent may only be used to apply on behalf of some eligible applicants; check with your registry agent for details

Contact this service

780-427-7013 (Edmonton)

310-0000, then
780-427-7013 (toll-free in Alberta)

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

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