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Surrogate Reform Announcement - Amendments to Surrogate Rules and Forms - Use of NC Forms

Jun 14, 2022

Effective June 15, 2022, applications for most grants typically issued in connection with surrogate matters will require completion of new Grant Application (GA) forms. Order in Council 356/2021, available on the Alberta Queen’s Printer website, amends the Surrogate Rules effective June 15, 2022 by, among other things, repealing the Non-contentious (NC) Forms and replacing them with the GA forms.

Surrogate applications filed after June 14, 2022 must use the new GA forms, which are available online in a PDF fillable format on the Government of Alberta website at the following link: https://www.alberta.ca/surrogate-forms-non-contentious-matters.aspx

If an application using the NC forms has been filed with the Court prior to June 15, 2022 and is rejected, one resubmission of the application using NC forms will be allowed if the resubmission is filed within 90 days of the rejection. No further extensions respecting use of the NC forms will be allowed unless the application is accompanied by a letter explaining why the application should proceed using the outdated forms. The reviewing Justice will decide whether the explanation provided warrants acceptance of an outdated form.