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Overview

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 (PDF, 468 KB)

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.

Eligibility

You must be eligible to amend a Vital Statistics record.

Cost

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

PDF form issues

Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To fill in and save the form:

  1. Save the PDF form to your computer – click or right-click the link and download the form.
  2. Open the PDF form with Adobe Reader. Fill it in and save it.

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 (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: [email protected]

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

Connect with the Service Alberta 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]

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

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

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