Overview

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

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
  • An affidavit
    • Vital Statistics will prepare an affidavit for you, based on what is being corrected
    • the affidavit must be signed by you in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public

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

Eligibility

As a general rule, if you’re eligible to order the certificate, you’re eligible to amend the record. Some eligibility restrictions apply. Contact Vital Statistics for detailed information.

Cost

There is a $20 government fee for an amendment.

  • If the amendment is requested within 90 days of the event, there is no fee. For example: if you are correcting the spelling of a name on a birth record and the request is made within 90 days of the baby’s date of birth, there is no cost for the amendment.
  • An amendment fee may be paid by cheque or money order made out to the Government of Alberta. Do not send cash through the mail.

How to apply

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Step 1. Complete the request form

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

Request to Amend an Alberta Vital Statistics Registration (PDF, 147 KB)

Step 2. Submit the request form

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

Email: vsregistries@gov.ab.ca

Mail:
Vital Statistics
Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4W7

Fax: 780-422-4225

Courier:
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.

Contact

To connect with Vital Statistics:

Hours: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7013
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
TTY: 780-427-9999
Toll free TTY: 1-800-232-7215 (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-4225

Email: vsregistries@gov.ab.ca

Mail:
Vital Statistics
Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W7

Courier:
Vital Statistics
Document Reception
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W7