All births that occur in Alberta must be registered with the Alberta government. The birth mother and father/co-parent are responsible for completing a registration of birth form. This can be found on the Alberta Services Website. After a birth is registered, you can order birth documents from a registry agent or Registry Connect. All the information on a birth certificate is extracted from the Registration of Birth form.
The following applies:
- The Birth Mother must sign the registration of birth form.
- To record the father/co-parent on a child’s birth record, both parents must sign the registration of birth form.
- When the father/co-parent does not sign the registration of birth, they will not be recorded on the child’s birth record.
- A father/co-parent may be added to a birth record later with an amendment
You do have options when choosing the last name for your newborn. However, some restrictions apply. Contact us for more information.
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The Slave Lake Registries Team