All registered marriages that occur in Alberta are recorded by Alberta Vital Statistics. Marriage certificates originate from the information that is on the original Registration of Marriage, that is completed at the time of the marriage. The kind of documents that are available to order include a certified small size Certificate of Marriage, Certified large size Certificate of Marriage, and a Photocopy of a Registration of Marriage. To submit an application for a marriage certificate, Alberta residents must apply through a registry agent. Once the registry submits the request, it is usually processed within two to three business days assuming that there is no further information needed.