Stillbirth documents

Eligibility

Make sure you are eligible to order the stillbirth document.

What’s important to know

Anyone may apply for a copy of a child's Registration of Stillbirth after 75 years have passed from the date the child was stillborn; there are no eligibility requirements. Application for this type of record must be made through the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Eligibility requirements apply to copies of Registrations of Stillbirth that are not yet 75 years old.

Eligibility requirements apply to copies of Medical Certificates of Stillbirth that are not yet 75 years old.

Anyone may order a stillbirth search record; there are no eligibility restrictions.

Applicants for Certified Copies of Registrations of Stillbirth and Certificates of Registration

  1. an adult next-of-kin* of the stillborn child, including a parent younger than 18
    • proof of relationship or an Affidavit of Relationship must be attached to the application (an Affidavit of Relationship is provided by a registry agent)
  2. an adult relative of the stillborn child when there are no living next-of-kin*
    • proof of relationship or an Affidavit of Relationship must be attached to the application (an Affidavit of Relationship is provided by a registry agent)
  3. a person who is a designated agent for a person described in (a) and (b)
    • the consent and statutory declaration on the application must be completed
    • a designated agent is someone you have known for at least one year
  4. a person with a court order that states they are eligible
    • a copy of the order must be attached to the application
  5. a funeral home representative who is making arrangements for the stillborn child
    • proof of occupation must be attached to the application
  6. a lawyer for a person described in (a), (c) and (d)
    • a copy of a valid Law Society card must be attached to the application

Applicants for Medical Certificates of Stillbirth

  1. an adult next-of-kin* of the stillborn child, including a parent younger than 18
    • proof of relationship must be attached to the application
  2. a person who is a designated agent for the next-of-kin*
    • the consent and statutory declaration must be completed on the application
  3. a person with a court order that states they are eligible
    • a copy of the order must be attached to the application
  4. a lawyer for a person described in (a) and (b)
    • a copy of a valid Law Society card must be attached to the application

*Next-of-kin

Next-of-kin refers to the following people:

  • mother
  • father
  • brother
  • sister
  • children
  • spouse
  • adult interdependent partner

The following people are not considered next-of-kin:

  • aunt
  • uncle
  • nephews
  • nieces
  • grandchildren
  • in-laws
  • step relatives

People who have been adopted or who have placed their child for adoption are not “next-of-kin” to biological relations.

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)