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.
If you don’t have acceptable ID, someone you have known for at least 1 year can act as your designated agent and apply for a Vital Statistics record on your behalf.
- your designated agent must provide his/her own identification
- a designated agent cannot be used to apply for an Alberta marriage licence
- 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