Birth certificate

Steps to Apply for a Birth Document of a Deceased Person

When you're going through the process of obtaining a birth certificate in Calgary the entire thing can be frustrating when you don't know what to do. And that's where we come into play.

We're going to walk you through the step by step process of obtaining the birth documents that you need. There are several aspects to the process, and we hope you're ready because we're going to provide it all for you in this brief guide.

Continue reading from end to end for everything that you need to know.


Proof of a Relationship

The first thing you need to do when filling out a birth certificate application for someone deceased is to prove your relationship with the person in question. Any documentation that you have that shows you're next of kin to the deceased will be needed as well as proof of death. A relative may order if there is no next of kin. As well, a personal representative, executor, estate administrator or a public trustee may order with proper documentation. If there is no relationship, you cannot obtain a birth certificate copy.

If you need help finding this documentation, you can always visit one of the various government buildings in your area for document copies. Be aware that there may be a cost associated with having these copies given to you.


Personal information Verification

The next step in obtaining a birth certificate is verifying all of the deceased person's personal information. This means having the correct information when it pertains to their official name and birth date.

You'll also need to have documentation of any other names that the deceased has used in the past or their maiden name if they were married and had a name change. Usually, upon marriage, it is not necessary for a person to apply for an official documented name change, they just assume the spouse’s name.


Know the Requirements

Before you fill out an Alberta birth certificate application, you need to contact the vital statistics department in your area and ask what the requirements are for the application. The last thing you're going to want to do is to go to fill out the application and not have everything that you need to meet the requirements.

Completing this step will save you time and frustration if you're not prepared.


Birth Certificate in Calgary: Securing the Documents

When it comes to securing a birth certificate in Calgary for someone that is deceased, you need to follow the steps above. Having all of the documents you need to provide proof of a relationship between you and the deceased is the first thing that you need to do.

If you need help with vital statistics and birth certificates, contact our Registry office in Calgary. We have the resources you need to ensure the application process runs smoothly.