A delayed registration of marriage is when a marriage is not registered within one year of the event. A delayed registration of marriage can only be registered by people who were a party to the marriage, the person who solemnized the marriage, or an adult who is a relative of one of the parties to the marriage. The first thing to begin a delayed marriage registration is to provide Vital Statistics with details of the marriage including full names of both parties to the marriage, date of marriage, place of marriage, and date of birth of both parties to the marriage. Once Vital Statistics has received the information about the marriage, they will tell you the next step is submitting evidence that proves the event took place in Alberta. Some examples of evidence are a copy of the marriage register from the place the marriage occurred, a copy of the marriage register of the person who solemnized the marriage, and original proof of the marriage document issued by the officiant who performed the marriage.