All permanent residents of Alberta must register themselves and their dependants with The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.
If you are a person who has the legal right to remain in Canada, you make Alberta your permanent home, and are committed to being physically present in Alberta for at least 183 days in a 12 month period, you are a permanent resident of Alberta.
If you are:
Then you will fill out the Application for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Coverage form.
Then you will fill out one of the following:
All applicants must present original, acceptable documents to prove their Alberta residency, Legal entitlement in Canada and identity.
A document with your full name and current Alberta address. Some examples of acceptable documents are:
Proof of Identity:
A Government issued ID that includes your photo and one other identifier (such as your name and DOB). Some examples of acceptable documents are:
Proof of Legal entitlement to be in Canada:
A Government issued document that confirms your legal status in the country of Canada.
When you are ready to register, bring the completed AHCIP application form along with the required original documents to New Urban Registry. Forms are also available at our office and we will assist you in completing the application as well as submit it to Alberta Health Care.
Processing time by the government can take up to five days and you will receive your card via mail in approximately 2 weeks, however, under certain circumstances there may be a waiting period before becoming eligible for coverage.