Marriage License

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Licence Requirements

• To get a marriage licence in Alberta, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be at least 18 years old (if you are younger than 18, you will need legal consent from your parents)

• You must show acceptable identification such as a birth certificate, passport, treaty status card, Canadian citizenship card or driver’s licence

• Both parties must provide their parents’ full names and birth places

• You cannot be related to the person you wish to marry by whole blood, half blood or adoption (for example, you may not marry your grandparent, parent, grandchild, child or sibling)

• You must be currently unmarried

• If you are divorced, you must present proof the divorce is final such as a Certificate of Divorce or a Decree Absolute

• You must have your wedding in Alberta, however you do not have to be an Alberta resident to get married in Alberta

• You must be free of the influence of drugs and alcohol when you apply for a Marriage Licence (and when you participate in the wedding ceremony)

• Both parties to the marriage must apply together for their marriage licence

How can I obtain an application?

Alberta Residents – you may print the Application for Certificate/Documents (pdf)

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