Alberta Vital Statistics maintains and keeps record of all deaths that take place within Alberta. They are only authorized to issue certificates for events that have taken place in Alberta. If you require a copy of a death certificate from somewhere other than Alberta you will have to contact that jurisdiction directly.
If the record you are looking for cannot be found an automatic 3 year search is carried out.
Types of Certificate
Death Certificate – Contains the deceased’s name, sex, age, date of death, place of death, marital status, usual residence, registration number, registration date and the date of issue
Medical Death Certificate – a copy of the medical death certificate signed by the attending physician or medical examiner
Photocopy of Registration – a photo copy of the original registration of death
Search Letter – will state whether or not a death is registered, no other details will be provided.
Provide photo ID
Have the Death Certificate Application completed, it can be found here.
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