Correct a birth, marriage, death or stillbirth record

If you find an error on an Alberta record, you may be able to correct it with an amendment.


Alberta vital statistics (event) records, such as birth, marriage, death and stillbirth, may be corrected with an amendment.

Contact Vital Statistics for detailed information.

When amending a record, the following documentation is needed:

  • Evidence to support the correction
    • Vital Statistics will tell you what kind of evidence you will need for your amendment, if required
  • An affidavit
    • Vital Statistics will prepare an affidavit for you, based on what is being corrected
    • if you are swearing/affirming the affidavit in Canada, it may be executed by a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public
    • if you are swearing/affirming the affidavit outside Canada, it may be executed by a Notary Public or a person with the authority to execute affidavits in that jurisdiction
    • Guide to Completing an Affidavit

If an event happened outside Alberta, contact the jurisdiction where the event occurred to request an amendment.

Altering or correcting a name

There are restrictions respecting personal names when choosing, altering or correcting a legal name on Vital Statistics certificates and documents.


You must be eligible to amend a Vital Statistics record.


There may be a $20 government fee for an amendment, payable by cheque, money order or credit card.

If an amendment is requested within 90 days of a life event such as the birth of a baby or a death in the family there is no cost.

How to apply

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Step 1. Complete the request form

The form must be completed by the person wanting the amendment.

Request to Amend an Alberta Vital Statistics Registration

Step 2. Submit the request form

Email, mail, fax or courier your application and the applicable supporting documents to Vital Statistics at:

Email: [email protected]

Vital Statistics
Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W7

Fax: 780-422-4225

Vital Statistics
Document Reception
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

Vital Statistics will contact you regarding the required documents, evidence and applicable fees.


Connect with the Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7013 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-4225

For the deaf or hard-of-hearing:
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free TTY: 1-800-232-7215 (in Alberta)

Email: [email protected]

Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W7

Vital Statistics
Document Reception
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5C5