A marriage license shows that you meet the legislative requirements to get married in Alberta and gives you the legal authority to get married any time within three months that the marriage license was issued. A marriage license is available to order from a registry agent. To receive a marriage license in Alberta you must be at least 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18 then all legal guardians must consent. You must show acceptable proof of identity with a photo such as a valid driver’s license, valid passport, valid permanent residency card, or canadian citizenship card. Both parties must provide their parents’ full name including mother’s maiden name as well as their birth places. You cannot marry someone who is related by whole blood, half blood, or adoption. Your current legal marital status must be single. If divorced, then you must provide proof that you are divorced for example a Certificate of Divorce or a Decree Absolute. You must have your wedding in Alberta, but that does not mean you have to be an Alberta resident to get married in Alberta. When applying for a marriage license and during the participation of the wedding ceremony, you must be free of the influence of drugs and alcohol and as well both parties of the marriage must be together when applying for a marriage license.