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 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

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

Contact this service

780-427-7013 (Edmonton)

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

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

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