Vehicle Registration Renewals

November 2017: Registration plates are up for renewal for anyone with a last name beginning with K or P (not Ke or Po). Renewals are due by the end of the month. Please drop by the office and our registry team will be happy to assist you.

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Fine Payments

We accept payments for both current fines and overdue fines. If the fine is an overdue fine it is captured on the Alberta Registries system and registry services are restricted. These fines must be paid in before any services can be performed at a Registry office.

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Alberta Health and Wellness

Whether you have moved across the City, moved here from another Province, another Country or are returning to our Province or you have a new addition to your family here in Alberta, our staff can provide the necessary paperwork to make any amendments or create new Health Care Registrations for you. You can also access the forms from our Printable Forms page.

Vehicle Registration / Plates

At Astro Registry we provide registration services for all personal and commercial vehicles.

Vehicles that are 25 years old or more can be registered it as an antique. This registration allows you to use your antique in exhibitions, travel to and from events and drive it to and from the service station for maintenance.

For information pertaining to the rules regarding antique vehicle registration please Contact Astro Insurance..

Motor vehicles that are used for any purpose other than personal use, including pleasure and to and from work, require a commercial license plate. There are many different types of commercial plates that are based on the use of vehicle, the passenger capacity of the vehicle, the territory of use of the vehicle, and the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the vehicle. Our staff will be more than happy to help you identify the commercial class of license plate that you’ll require.

You will need to provide us with the estimated GVW of your vehicle. The GVW includes the curb weight (vehicle when empty) plus cargo, fuel, passengers, and the trailer tongue weight.

Important Notes for All Commercial Vehicles with a GVW Over 11,793 KG or Passenger Capacity of 11 or More Including the Driver

You will be required to obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate and a Commercial Vehicle Inspection if the vehicle is over 11,793 kg or has a passenger capacity of 11 or more including the driver.

Safety Fitness Certificate
In order to obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate you must first register the vehicle and you will be issued a temporary 60 day Safety Fitness Certificate. You will then be provided with an Application for a Safety Fitness Certificate which must be completed and sent to Alberta Transportation. Alberta Transportation will then review the application and issue the permanent certificate.

Commercial Vehicle Inspection
The completion of a Commercial Vehicle Inspection is required to obtain the Safety Fitness Certificate and must be completed by an approved inspection facility.

To locate an approved facility near you please call us. Approved facilities will stock all necessary forms and will notify Alberta Transportation directly when your vehicle inspection has been completed.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

To obtain a Disabled Placard you must have the appropriate forms signed by your doctor. Forms can be obtained from our office or your doctor’s office.

Any person that presents an approved application from a physician stating that he or she is entitled to disabled parking privileges would be eligible.

Disabled visitors to Alberta are eligible for a short-term placard for the duration of their visit and do not have to provide their disabled placard from home or medical documentation.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

When you register a used vehicle or trailer you will need to register it in your name. When you register it you’ll need the following documents:

  • A person under 18 years old must have a parent with them to register a vehicle
  • Acceptable proof of Identification is required such as a driver’s license
  • If the owner is not registering the vehicle the person acting on their behalf must have a letter of authorization and provide acceptable identification
  • Proof of Ownership such as a lease agreement or bill of sale
  • Proof of valid Alberta Insurance (your pink card) is required for vehicles, but not for trailers
  • Vehicles that are being registered jointly need to have all parties named on the Bill of Sale and all parties are required to be present to register the vehicle or trailer. If any parties are absent they must sign a letter of authorization that gives their consent to be included on the registration

When you register a new vehicle that has never been registered before, you’ll be asked for the following documentation:

New original Vehicle Information Statement (NVIS). The auto dealership will provide you with the NVIS when you buy the vehicle. You must bring in the original NVIS and we will retain it.

For additional information call our office.

If you’re importing a vehicle or trailer from outside of Alberta that was not last registered in Alberta you’ll be required to provide an Out of Province Inspection.

  1. A request for inspection must be purchased from our office. Mechanics don’t have this form and not all mechanics are approved to do out of province inspections. We’ll provide you with an updated list of mechanics that are authorized to complete these inspections
  2. Once the inspection has been completed, the mechanic will provide you with an inspection certificate which is valid for only 14 days
    If you import a vehicle into Canada from another country you will be required to complete a Vehicle Import Form (F1) that can be obtained from Transport Canada. This is additional to the Out of Province Inspection above.
  • Acceptable Identification (Driver’s License)
  • If the owner is not personally registering the vehicle a letter of authorization is required for the person acting on their behalf
  • Proof of Ownership such as certificate of title or bill of sale. Registration in your name from another province is acceptable proof of ownership
  • Proof of valid Alberta Insurance (your pink card). This is not required for trailers
  • The vehicle must be physically in Alberta

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

All vehicles that were last registered outside of Alberta must be inspected by an authorized mechanic before being registered within the province. To begin with we will need the Bill of Sale. We will then do a search on the vehicle to find out its previous status. Once we know the status of the vehicle we’ll determine if the vehicle requires an Out of Province (safety) Inspection or a Salvage Vehicle Inspection.

For a complete list of inspection stations, visit Alberta Transportation.

Once the inspection is completed you 14 days to return the forms to us. Once we have the final report the vehicle will be registered and the records from the previous province will be closed out.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

Renewal notices are no longer mailed out. Click here to sign-up for electronic reminders.

When renewing your registration you’ll be asked for the following:

  • If you do not have your registration renewal form you must provide your expired registration document or acceptable ID
  • Proof of valid Alberta insurance (your pink card)

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

A Vehicle Information Report (VIR) provides information on the vehicle’s registration history in the province of Alberta. The report is produced using the vehicle identification number (VIN). Every vehicle is assigned its own unique VIN number by the manufacturer or the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Vehicle information reports include the following:

  • Lien information – provides the number of liens and other related instruments which are registered in the province of Alberta and associated with the serial number. Detailed information, such as the secured party and the party to whom the money is owed can be determined by purchasing a separate Personal Property lien search
  • The date and time of the report
  • The VIR ONLY shows information from the Alberta Motor Vehicle System. It does not include any information from other provinces or countries where the vehicle may have been registered
  • Vehicle description – year, make, model, style, color, fuel type, odometer reading ( if available
  • Vehicle registration – date vehicle first entered on system, license plate classification, registration history date and location (no personal information for any current or previous owner is shown, including license plate numbers)
  • Vehicle status – active, salvage, non-repairable, unsafe, rebuilt

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

Once a vehicle has been written-off (known as salvage by an insurance company) you must have the vehicle inspected by an authorized mechanic before it can be registered. When you purchase an Inspection Request Form from our office we will provide you with a list of eligible mechanics that are authorized to perform these inspections.

  • Proof of Ownership such as lease agreement or bill of sale
  • A person under 18 years old must have a parent with them to register a vehicle
  • If the owner is not registering the vehicle the person acting on their behalf must have a letter of authorization and provide acceptable identification
  • Vehicles that are being registered jointly need to have all parties named on the Bill of Sale and all parties are required to be present to register the vehicle or trailer. If any parties are absent they must sign a letter of authorization that gives their consent to be included on the registration
  • Proof of valid Alberta Insurance (your pink card). This is not required for trailers
  • Acceptable Identification (Driver’s License)

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

Land Titles / Personal Property

Land Title Searches

It’s only natural that people dealing in land transaction want the process to move quickly and accurately. That why our staff at Astro Registry perform our searches in a timely manner.

The majority of property records at the Land Titles Office are classified as public records and can be searched by anyone at any time. Titles identify the current owner and show all outstanding registered interests in the land, such as builders’ liens, caveats, easements and mortgages.

To obtain a title search you must know the legal description, Land Identification Numeric Code (LINC number), or the title number for the property you want to search. Searches cannot be conducted based upon municipal addresses.

Example of Civic address is: 1234 Side Street, Lethbridge, AB
Example of Legal address is: Plan 1234 Block A Lot 1

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

These documents include information on all outstanding registered interests in the land, such as builders’ liens, caveats, easements and mortgages.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

If you have the legal address and you want to know who owned the property before the current owners we can provide a historical search. In fact Alberta properties can be searched all the way back to the original owners.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

Our office can provide you with the necessary forms required to assist in the registrations of mortgage discharges, registering builder’s liens and the transfer of lands, etc. In addition we’ll submit your documents directly to Land Titles Office for registrations.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

Our office can provide a search of the APPRES system for any registration in the province of Alberta. Here are a few examples of different searches we provide:

  • Business Debtor Name Search
  • Business Secured Party Search
  • Certificate of Expired or Discharged Registration Number Search
  • Distribution Seizure Search
  • Individual Debtor Name Search
  • Registration Number Search
  • Serial Number Search

Requirements for searches:

  • If you are searching a business or person we require the full legal name
  • If you are searching a motor vehicle we require the serial number
  • If you are searching a registration we require the last registration number

For additional information Contract Astro Insurance.

To avoid possible loss or legal conflicts pertaining to personal property we recommend registering your property in the Personal Property Registry. Registration of your interest in the Personal Property Registry does not guarantee priority over all other interests, however, it’s a necessary step in protecting your interests.

We provide registration of the following:

  • Attachment Order
  • Court Orders
  • Crown Charge
  • Garage Keeper’s Lien Act
  • Land Charge
  • Maintenance Order
  • Matrimonial Property Order
  • Receiver’s Report
  • Sale of Goods or Factor Act
  • Security Agreement
  • Statutory Charge
  • Writ of Enforcement
  • Writ of Seizure and Sale (Federal Writ)

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

These documents provide property mapping. To request this document, you’ll need the legal address.

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

A Vehicle Information Report (VIR) provides information on the vehicle’s registration history in the province of Alberta. The report is produced using the vehicle identification number (VIN). Every vehicle is assigned its own unique VIN number by the manufacturer or the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Vehicle information reports include the following:

  • Lien information – provides the number of liens and other related instruments which are registered in the province of Alberta and associated with the serial number. Detailed information, such as the secured party and the party to whom the money is owed can be determined by purchasing a separate Personal Property lien search
  • The date and time of the report
  • The VIR ONLY shows information from the Alberta Motor Vehicle System. It does not include any information from other provinces or countries where the vehicle may have been registered
  • Vehicle description – year, make, model, style, color, fuel type, odometer reading ( if available
  • Vehicle registration – date vehicle first entered on system, license plate classification, registration history date and location (no personal information for any current or previous owner is shown, including license plate numbers)
  • Vehicle status – active, salvage, non-repairable, unsafe, rebuilt

For additional information Contact Astro Insurance.

Driver’s Licenses

At Astro Registry we provide information and services pertaining to all classes of driver’s licenses, testing, abstracts etc. Below you will find a great deal of information on licenses and testing. If the information you are looking for is not available here please contact our office and we will be pleased to help you in any way we can.

You can write your Air Brake test at our office.

For additional information Contact Our Office.

If you wish to obtain a Class 1 license you will first need to complete a Class 1 knowledge test and road exam. Prior to taking the Class 1 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Hold at minimum a class 5 (non-GDL) drivers license
  • Pass the Class 1 knowledge exam
  • Pass a vision screening
  • Submit a satisfactory medical
  • Provide proof of your airbrake endorsement.

When you have completed and passed the Class 1 road test we will change your license to Class 1. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

For additional information call our office.

If you wish to obtain a Class 2 license you will first need to complete a Class 2 knowledge test and road exam. Prior to taking the Class 2 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Complete and submit a satisfactory medical
  • Hold at minimum a class 5 (non-GDL) drivers license
  • Pass the class 2 knowledge exam
  • Pass a vision screening

If the vehicle you use for the testing is equipped with air brakes will first need to have the air brake endorsement on your license. We do provide air brake testing at our office if required.

When you have completed and passed the Class 2 road test we will change your license to Class 2. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

For additional information call our office.

If you wish to obtain a Class 3 driver’s license you must first complete the Class 3 knowledge test and road exam. Prior to taking the Class 3 road exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Hold at minimum a class 5 (non-GDL) drivers license
  • Pass the Class 3 knowledge exam
  • Pass a vision screening

If the vehicle you use for the testing is equipped with air brakes will first need to have the air brake endorsement on your license. We do provide air brake testing at our office if required.

When you have completed the Class 3 road test we will exchange your class 5 License for a Class 3 license. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

For additional information call our office.

If you wish to obtain a Class 4 driver’s license you will need to complete the Class 4 knowledge test and road exam. In order to take the Class 4 road exam you will need to first meet the following conditions:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete and submit a satisfactory medical exam
  • Hold at minimum class 5 (non-GDL) drivers license
  • Pass the Class 4 knowledge test
  • Pass vision screening

When you have completed the Class 4 road test we will exchange your class 5 License for a Class 4 license. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

For additional information call our office.

General Driver’s Licence

What you can use it for:

  • To drive cars, vans, trucks, motorhomes, construction & utility vehicles (2 axles maximum), and motorhomes (may exceed 2 axles)
  • To tow trailers or vehicles up to 4,600kg
  • To ride a limited speed motorcycles or an all-terrain vehicle (ATV)
  • To ride 3-wheeled vehicles but does not include 3-wheeled motorcycles (trikes) or motorcycle/sidecar combinations

Note: Class 7 has Graduated Licensing restrictions, see Road Exams/ Testing for more information.

In order for you to obtain a motorcycle license you need to first complete a Class 6 knowledge test and a road exam. Prior to taking the Class 6 road exam you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Hold Class 7 license (minimum)
  • Pass a written knowledge test on the rules of the road in our office

It is not important to have an appointment to write the knowledge test, but you will need to set up an appointment for the road test.

For additional information call our office.

So long as your fine has not exceeded the court date you may pay it in our office. When paying a fine you must provide one of the following:

  • A current Notice of Conviction
  • An offence notice which will say “Part 3″ in the lower right hand corner
  • Original copy of ticket

For additional information call our office.

A driver’s abstract provides the current status of an operator’s license and lists moving violation information including any applicable demerit points and suspensions. A driver’s abstract is neither the confirmation of the individual’s driving experience nor the confirmation of the date first licensed.

  • 3, 5, and 10 year abstracts can be purchased from our office.
  • Our registry can provide both commercial and personal abstracts.

For additional information call our office.

To renew your driver’s license all you need to bring is your current driver’s license. If you have lost or cannot find your driver’s license you’ll need 2 pieces of Government issued ID to provide proof of who you are.

Acceptable Proof of Identity:

Photo Documents
Photo documents must contain your legal name and date of birth. Here is a list of some pieces of primary photo identification:

  • Alberta operator’s license or identification card
  • Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
  • Municipal, Provincial or Federal Police Force Identification
  • NEXUS Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Photo driver’s license (from another jurisdiction)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Card (Federally issued)
  • Valid Canadian Passport
  • Valid foreign Passport with appropriate Immigration documents

Non-Photo Documents
Non photo documents must contain your legal name and date of birth. Here is a list of some pieces of non-photo identification:

  • Alberta Health Care Card
  • Birth Certificate (Original)
  • Student Visa
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Work Visa

Please call our office for confirmation of other identification that is acceptable that is not listed above!

At the time of renewal you will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Please note that you cannot use your interim license as identification, so if you are planning a trip you can renew your license up to 6 months in advance!

For additional information call our office.

Astro Registry will process any type of fine through our registry office with exception of current parking tickets. Our policy is to charge a $9.00 administration fee on each ticket we process.

For additional information call our office.

Government Photo ID cards are clearly marked for identification purposes only and do not entitle the person to operate a motor vehicle under any circumstance. Government-issued ID cards are for Alberta residents who do not hold a valid Alberta driver’s license. ID cards will not be issued to anyone with a valid driver’s license.

To obtain a Government Photo ID card you will be required to present 2 pieces of Government issued identification

For additional information contact our office.

The Alberta Graduated Drivers Licensing system is a three stage program that must be completed to become a fully licensed driver in Canada.

Stage 1: Learner’s License

To obtain a (Class 7) learners license you must:

  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Have parent consent if you are under the age of 18
  • Pass a vision screening test in our office
  • Pass a written knowledge test on the rules of the road in our office

Conditions of the Learners License:

  • Have a zero alcohol level at all times
  • Must be accompanied by a fully licensed (non-probationary) driver who is 18 years of age or older who is seated next to the driver
  • Must hold a Learners license (class 7) for at least 1 year
  • Carry no more passengers than seatbelts
  • Not permitted to drive between midnight and 5am
  • Will be suspended at 8 or more demerit points

Stage 2 Graduated Drivers License (Probationary License, Class 5)

To obtain a probationary license (Class 5) you must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Hold a Learner’s (Class 7) License
  • Pass the standard Alberta Road Test

Conditions of the Probationary Driver:

  • Cannot serve as an accompanying driver to a learner
  • Have a zero alcohol level at all times
  • May not upgrade to a commercial license
  • Must spend a minimum of 2 years as a probationary driver
  • No more passengers than seatbelts
  • Will be suspended with 8 or more demerits

Stage 3 Full Non Graduated Driver’s License (Class 5)

To become a fully licensed driver you must:

  • Have been suspension free for the last year of your 2 year probationary stage
  • Pass the Alberta Advanced Road Test.

(Road tests can be booked and done through our office. Call to set up an appointment.)

For additional information call our office.

If you receive a Notice to Report letter from Alberta Transportation or a notice from your doctor stating that you are required to undergo road testing contact our office immediately.
When you come to the office you’ll need your driver’s license and paperwork stating that you have been requested to do testing.

The first road test you take will be free of charge, however if you don’t pass you’ll need to pay for any additional road tests. We recommend that you bring another person with you for your test, because if you don’t pass the test you will be downgraded to a learners license and you will not be able to drive on your own.

For additional information contact our office.

If you’re a new resident to Alberta you must obtain an Alberta driver’s license within 90 days of moving here, even if you travel outside Alberta during those 90 days.

To obtain an Alberta driver’s license you’ll be required to submit the following:

  • Acceptable Identification.
  • Driver’s Medical Exam if Applicable
  • Out of Province/Country license
  • Proof of Alberta residency (Current Bills, Pay Stubs, Mail Received)
  • Proof of Legal Entitlement or Canadian Citizenship

You won’t be required to exchange your license if:

  • If you are in Alberta as a full time student or working as part of a co-op program of study.
  • If you are visiting Alberta from outside Canada and using an International Driving.
  • If you are visiting Alberta, you may use your valid license from your home jurisdiction.
  • If you are working in Alberta but have your residence outside the province.

At the time of renewal you will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Please note that you cannot use your interim license as identification, so if you are planning a trip you can renew your license up to 6 months in advance!

For additional information call our office.

If your fine has past the court date you may still pay the fine at our office. No other documents are required provided the ticket is now in our system. All fines past the due date must be paid in full prior to proceeding with any other vehicle or drivers license services.

For additional information call our office.

At Astro Registry we offer driver testing for all classes of licenses including Air Brake Testing. All of our road testing is done by appointment through High Kalibur Driver Testing. We have a strict parameter of rules for attempting a road test.

Most importantly you must provide a vehicle for the road test.

  • We ask that if you cancel your exam, you do it at least 24 hours in advance of your test
  • We ask that you arrive at our office at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your road test
  • We may provide a refund if you cancel your exam with more than 24 hours’ notice
  • We will not proceed with the test if you are more than 10 minutes late for your test
  • We will not proceed with the test if your vehicle is not in proper working order
  • We will not provide a refund if you cancel your test within 24 hours of the scheduled test

The fees for your road test will depend on the class of license you wish to obtain. For additional information call our office.

Class 5 – Graduated Driver’s License (Probationary)

To be able to do the Class 5 Basic exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age or older
  • You must be suspension free for one year
  • You must have a Class 7 license for at least one year

Some exceptions may apply.

The person that wishes to take the exam must appear at our office to book the test and provide their current driver’s license.

When you’ve completed and passed the Class 5 Basic exam we will exchange your Class 7 learners for a Class 5 license. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

Class 5 – Non Graduated Driver’s License

The Alberta Class 5 advanced exam is offered for drivers of two different categories. Please choose the category that is appropriate for you.

New Driver to Canada:

Once you have completed the learner’s exam guidelines, you may now be eligible for the advanced road test. To be able to take the Class 5 basic exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • The government has approved your home country drivers license
  • You must have a Class 7 license in your possession
  • You must have at least two years driving experience in your home country

Some exceptions may apply.

The person that wishes to take the exam must appear at our office to book the test and provide their current driver’s license. When you’ve completed and passed the Class 5 Advanced exam we will exchange your Class 7 learners for a Class 5 license. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

If you have questions pertaining to the difference between a Class 5 Basic and a Class 5 Advanced exam please contact one of our friendly professional registry staff representatives and they will only be too happy assist you.

Current Holder of a Class 5 Graduated Drivers License (GDL):

When you have completed the first stage of your Class 5 Graduated Drivers License you may be eligible for the Class 5 Advanced road test. To be able to complete the Class 5 Advanced exam you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be suspension free for the last year of your GDL program
  • You must have held your Class 5 GDL license for at least 2 years

When you have completed the Class 5 Advanced road test we will exchange your class 5 Graduated Drivers License for a Class 5 license. You will be handing in your old driver’s license and you will be provided with an interim license that is valid for 30 days. Your new license will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 working days. If you don’t receive your license within 10 business days, contact the number on the interim license.

Note that the interim license may not be used as identification.

For additional information call our office.

Birth Certificate/ Legal Name Change/ Marriage License

The registration of all vital events that occur in Alberta including births, deaths, legal change of name and marriages is regulated by Service Alberta. For comparison and research purposes Vital Statistics provides statistical information to other provincial and federal governments and approved health related agencies.

At Astro Insurance 1000 Inc we are authorized to provide certificates for individuals born, married, or for a death occurring in the province of Alberta.

Each vital statistic certificate has its own specific requirements, so we recommend that you contact our office to secure the eligibility requirements.

Important Information.

  • All Certificates are mailed to your home address within 7-10 business days.
  • Photo identification is required to process/order any certificate with us. See our acceptable Photo Only Identification page
  • The new Alberta Birth Certificate is available in one size. The content on this certificate can or cannot include parent name & birthplace of each parent as an option

Only Alberta residents are eligible for a legal change of name. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older or a parents may apply on behalf of their child.

There are times when a change or correction to a person’s name doesn’t require a legal change of name and can be adjusted through an amendment process.

For couples married in Alberta there are no legal requirements to change a last name. It’s not a legal change of name when a spouse wishes to use his or her married last name or a combination of the two names. That said, any changes to your name outside of marriage do require a legal name change.

Requirements for Legal Name Change:

  • Acceptable Photo Identification is required at time of processing.
  • An Application for a legal change of name must be completed.
  • Anyone over the age of 12 must be finger printed to complete the application.
  • Applications mailed directly to Vital Statistics by you will not be processed and will be returned unprocessed.
  • You must submit your application through our office.

Once Vital Statistics receives and approves the legal change of name, a Change of Name Certificate will be mailed to you in 4-6 weeks.

For additional information call our office.

In the province of Alberta Marriage Licenses are valid for up to 3 months.

Here is a list of requirements necessary when applying for a Marriage License:

  • Both partners must be present when applying for the Marriage License.
  • Both partners must present proper Identification. Examples are Driver’s License, Government ID Card, Passport, or a Birth Certificate.
  • If either party has been divorced they must provide the Certificate of Divorce. The Divorce Certificate is obtained from the Courthouse.
  • If either party has been widowed please advise our staff, however a death certificate is not required.
  • Both parties must provide names & birthplaces of both of their parents.
  • It takes approximately ½ hour to process the Marriage License application.

If you have any additional questions pertaining to the Marriage License application please call our office and speak with one of our professional staff members.