A delayed registration of birth is when a child’s birth is not registered within one year from the day of the birth. A delayed registration of birth requires that evidence is provided to Vital Statistics to confirm the event happened in Alberta. Usually a delayed registration of birth is a two step process. First is to provide Vital Statistics details concerning the event with information such as name of the person whose birth is being registered, sex of the person whose birth is being registered, date and place of the person whose birth is being registered, name of the person’s biological birth mother, and date the events recorded in the document occurred. The second step is to submit evidence/proof that confirms the date of the event and where it took place in Alberta. Evidence that is acceptable for a delayed registration of birth include a copy or record from a hospital or clinic, a copy of a document issued by the federal, provincial, or municipal government, a copy of any school or public record, a copy of an immigration or consular record, and a copy of a baptismal certificate which contains the name and contact information of the religious organization that is responsible for the document.

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