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How to register for AHCIP and necessary documentation

how to apply for a birth certificate in alberta When you apply for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage, you must provide supporting documents that prove:
  • Alberta residency,
  • Identity, and
  • Legal entitlement to be in Canada.

If these documents are not provided, an application cannot be processed. Examples of acceptable documents are provided below.

What to bring when you register at an authorized registry agent office

What to send when you register by mail

Processing time can take up to 6 weeks.

Acceptable documents to use when you register

1. Alberta residency

Document must show name and current Alberta address, which must be the same as on the application –

  • Current Alberta driver’s licence
  • Current

    Alberta registries identity card

  • Current utility bills for an Alberta residence
  • A current pay stub, bank statement or lease agreement may be submitted as proof of Alberta residency as long as it includes your full name and Alberta address.

2. Government issued photo identification

Document must be government issued identification (ID) which shows your photo, name and birth date –

  • Canadian/Non-Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Federal identification card
  • Current Alberta, provincial or territorial driver’s licence.

3. Legal entitlement to be in Canada

  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Canada entry document

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