How to register for AHCIP and necessary documentation

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

Processing time can take up to 5 days.

What to send when you register by mail or fax

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.

AND

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.

AND

3. Legal entitlement to be in Canada

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

For more information, contact us.

Find an authorized registry agent near you.