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Alberta, Canada


ID Requirement:

Proof of identification such as a Driver License, passport, or birth certificate. You also need to know the full names (maiden name) and birthplaces of your parents.

Residency Requirement:

Do not have to be a resident of Alberta. However, you must apply together.

Previous Marriages:

Proof of the divorce or annulment in the form of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute must be provided. If you are widowed, you will need to show proof of the death of your former spouse.

Premarital Education:


Waiting Period:



$72.10. Rates may vary between Marriage Commissioners.

Other Tests:

No other tests necessary.

Proxy Marriages:


Cousin Marriages:


Common Law Marriage:


Same Sex Marriages: Yes.

Under 18:Applicants under 18 years of age but over 16 need to have parental or court consent. The consent form must be signed before an Alberta marriage licence issuer, the clergy performing the ceremony or any person authorized to take affidavits. A male minor, under the age of 16 years, may not get married under any circumstances. The law does state that in some situations, a judge may say that parental consent is not necessary. It might be possible to marry under the age of 16 if you get a letter from a medical doctor saying that you are the mother of a living child or you are pregnant.

Witnesses: Two over the age of 18.

Miscellaneous: License is valid for ninety (90) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
Government Services, Alberta Registries
Vital Statistics
Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4W7
Phone: (780) 427-7013
Email: vs@gov.ab.ca

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