Before being married abroad, some jurisdictions require that you prove your current marital status. A marriage search letter will prove whether or not a marriage event has occurred within the past 3, 6, 9, or 12 years. This search letter only provides information on Alberta events and you would need to contact the particular Vital Statistics office of the other jurisdictions if that is required of you. These search letters are produced by Vital Statistics in Alberta and are delivered within 5-7 business days. The applicant must order this document in person at New Urban Registry and bring with them a valid piece of photo identification.