Accepted Personal Identification for Vital Statistics

Accepted Personal Identification for Vital Statistics

You need one piece of acceptable photo identification to process a request for:

  • A birth, marriage, or  death certificate
  • Photocopies of registration
  • Marriage licences
  • Genealogical searches
  • Search letters
  • Legal change of name

Please make sure your Photo ID is valid or has been issued in the last 5 years.

Acceptable Identification

  • Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence
  • Alberta Identification Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate
  • Permanent Residency Card
  • Treaty Status Card
  • Canadian Immigration Card
  • Valid Canadian Forces Identification Card
  • Correction Office Identification Card
  • Valid Fire Arms Card

Additional Identification for Legal Change of Name

Some circumstances may require additional documentation such as:

  • Court orders
  • Consents
  • Dispensations
  • Statutory declarations
  • Proof of marital status
  • Custody orders