Birth certificates & documents

How to apply

You can order a birth document from within or outside of Alberta.

What’s important to know

There is a $20 government fee for ordering birth documents, as well as registry agent or Registry Connect service fees. Fees vary among registry agents.

Documents are usually mailed to you 2-3 days after a registry agent or registry connect processes the application. If information is missing or there are any discrepancies in information, an application may be delayed. Documents are sent to you by regular mail. For special arrangements or rush service options, speak with a registry agent or Registry Connect.

Application for copies of Registrations of Birth 120 years old and older (from the date of birth) must be made through the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Ordering a birth document from within Alberta

1. Complete the form

Application for Birth Documents (PDF, 3 pages)

Applications are also available at registry agent offices.

2. Drop off the application

Take the completed application to a registry agent, along with an accepted form of ID.  

Find a registry agent

Accepted forms of ID

Ordering a birth document from outside Alberta

1. Complete the form

Registry Connect Application for Certificate / Documents (PDF, 8 pages)

Don’t complete the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity portion of the form at this time.

2. Go to a Notary Public or Commissioner for Oaths

Take the completed application and your accepted form of ID to a Notary Public or Commissioner for Oaths to complete the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity portion of the form.

Accepted forms of ID

3. Mail your application

Mail the original completed application and Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity to Registry Connect. Photocopies/faxes are not accepted.

Note: To download a PDF document, right-click and select 'save as' and save to your computer.

Mail

Registry Connect
Suite 207, 236 - 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 1W8
Canada

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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