How to register for AHCIP – necessary documents

When you apply for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage, you must provide documents that prove:
  1. Alberta residency,
  2. identity, and
  3. legal entitlement to be in Canada.

If these supporting documents are not provided, an application cannot be processed.

  • See examples of acceptable documents below.

What to bring to an authorized registry agent office

Processing time can take up to 5 days.

What to send by mail

Processing time can take up to 6 weeks.

Documents needed when you register

1. Alberta residency

The document must show your 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

The 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

The document must be ID which shows your name and birth date –

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

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