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BC allows brides fewer choices for marriage name change. We explain your options and how to get all your records updated after you get married.
The only official document required is your marriage certificate, then you can start notifying organisations of your new name. There's no registration of your new name - just send our notifications off and your name is changed!
Marriage certificates are essential for changing names and a range of other functions. We explain how and where to apply for your Canadian marriage certificate.
Changing names after getting married abroad usually doesn't require any additional steps or documentation if you follow our advice. Our ready to send name change requests will be accepted by all organisations, even if you were married abroad.
Ontario offers a range of name change options to spouses after marriage. You can take you spouse's surname in place of your own, add their surname to yours (separated by a space or hyphen) or leave as is. We explain what proof documents you need and how to update your records.
A marriage certificate is the only document needed as proof of your new name. You must have an original certificate issued from Vital Statistics to start changing names. A certificate is automatically sent 3 weeks after your wedding.
Anyone married in Nova Scotia can apply for their marriage certificate from Vital Statistics. Download the application form here. Attach a copy of your marriage certificate to our notifications and send!
If you've recently married and are taking your spouse's surname then the only document you need to start changing names is your marriage certificate. Download the application form here or apply online.
If you've been married apply for a new passport in your married name. There is no credit provided for time remaining in your current passport. Be mindful of any pending travel arrangements in your current name. We explain the process.
You can keep using your birth name while changing all your ID and records over to your spouse's surname. That's because a married name is only an assumed name. We explain the laws and some considerations so you don't get caught out.
Changing names? There are generally 4 options available to either party to the marraige. Combining your names can be tricky but we explain how to overcome any issues.
No matter if your divorced, separated or just want to go back to your former name, we explain the process and provide all the paperwork so you can reclaim your former name in just 10 minutes.
If you've been divorced it's a relativley simple process to revert to your prior name. All you need is your marriage certificate plus either your divorce certificate or birth certificate. Allow 10 minutes to prepare your notifications.
It's simple to revert to your prior name, regardless of your marital status. You can start using your former name straight away and be sending out your name change paperwork in as little as 10 minutes! Don't be stuck with a name you don't want for any longer!
If you've changed names on marriage and now want to go back to your former name, the process is simple and you can start using that name now. You don't need to be divorced, separated or provide any reason. You only need your birth and marriage certificates.
Go back to your prior name at any time. You can also continue to be known by your married name. We explain your options and the fastest way to change your name.
If you want to be known by a name other than your birth or married name then you’ll need a legal name change. We explain the process.
Children may take a new surname as they are adopted, parents divorce or marry. A name change may be required to fix a spelling mistake on a birth certificates. We explain the basics here. Easy Name Change kits are not suitable for children.
If you to be known by a different name, change the spelling or order of your names then you'll need to lodge a legal name change application.
Changing the spelling or order of your names, adding or dropping a name, or getting a totally new name? It all requires a legal name change. Apply to BC vital stats if you currently live in the province.
If you’re not adding or removing your spouse’s surname you need to apply for a legal name change. Start by applying with Service Ontario for a legal name change. Once successful send out the name change notifications to get your records updated.
Each province and territory has their own policies and requirements for legal name change, which is centralised and managed and by local government.
Canadian permanent residents can apply for a legal name change. We highlight some considerations and how this may impact your name in your birth country.
Health Care Cards are an essential part of your identity as a Canadian and ensures you receive the health benefits you’re entitled to. Keep it up to date after changing names.
Need to legally change names in Alberta? Here's the friendly folk who can help.
Change names on your BC Care Card as soon as possible. It can be done online in just 15 minutes. You will need to update your MSP before you can change names in other places. Get all your name change paperwork and instructions in just a few minutes.
BC licenses must be updated in person. Your proof of name change varies depending on your reason for changing names. Download all your name change paperwork here.
Canadian Revenue need to be notified of your new name as soon as possible and also need to know if your domestic situation has changed. Most name changes can be done over the phone.
You don't have to change names in your passport after marriage or divorce. There's no refund for time remaining, so you can keep using a passport in your married name even if you've changed names everywhere else. If you've legally changed names your passport must be updated.
Individuals living abroad have different name change considerations than those living in their country of birth.
Ensure government issued photo ID, like your driver's licence, is prioritized when changing names. You will often be asked to show this as proof of your name change. It's essential to get this changed before applying for a new passport.
Driver and motor vehicle licences are administered by each province. Make this one of the first documents you update as it can be used as evidence of your new name with other organizations.
Provincial health cards should be changed into your new name as soon as possible. It should be done before applying for a new passport. Follow our tips for a smooth name change.
There's 2 parts to changing names. First, get a document that proves your new name. Ther next part is most time consuming - get all your records updated. Contact each organization directly orget ready send notifications.
No matter what your reason for changing names we explain the process to follow if you live in Alberta. You need a document as proof of name change, then we’ll help get the name on your accounts changed.
If adding or removing your spouse's name you only need your marriage certificate to start. If changing names for any other reason you'll need to file a legal name change. No records are linked or automatically updated so use our notifications to get all your accounts updated.
No matter if your changing names from marriage, removing your spouse's name or want a legal name change, we explain the process. First you need proof of your new name. Once you have this attach it to our notifications and send!
No matter if you change your name from marriage, reverting to your prior name or legally change names, we can help get your records updated. Choose who to notify of your new name from our database of over 700 Canadian organizations.
Changing names requires a marriage certificate or legal name change certificate from Vital Statistics. We explain how to apply and how to your accounts, ID and memberships are updated into your new name.
The name change process depends on your reason for making the change. If you're taking or removing your spouse's surname then you don't need a legal name change. All other changes, no matter how small or large, follow the same legal name change process. Once you have proof, we help get your records changed over.
There’s a number of ways to change names; it depends on your reason. A legal name change is only required if you’re not taking or removing your spouse’s surname. No matter which way you go you'll need one of these documents.
We'll provide you with detailed and comprehensive information for every company where you need to change names, and put it all into a checklist just for you!
The National Permanent Register of Electors sources information throughout the year from a number of locations. You may proactively manage your enrolment too. Data is shared between the National Register and provincial records to help keep data accurate and costs low.
Already a citizen? About to become a citizen? If you’re looking to change names and it impacts your citizenship, we explain what to do.
There’s no fee to change names on your Ontario driver’s license. Just take these documents to any Service Ontario location. Need to change names in other places? Get forms for insurance, loyalty clubs, credit cards, banks and more.
It’s free to replace your Ontario health card. Changes must be done in person. We explain what specific documents you need to take in with you.
If you were married in Manitoba apply for your marriage certificate from the Provincial Vital Statistics office. Download the application form here. We'll also provide all the documents to get your accounts, records and ID changed over into your new name.
It's imporant you keep the details on your SIN up to date. You'll need to notify SIN when you change names as a change to your name is not linked to other records.
Changing names? The documents you need depend on your reason for changing names. If you're taking your spouse's surname you'll need your marriage certificate. You'll also need your birth certificate if removing their name. All other name changes require a legal name change or amended birth certificate.
Whilst it is common for married name change to take place within a few months of a wedding, there is no legal time frame required. It's best to follow our advice so you don't have problems proving identity.
Our personalized kits contain the same information. The hard copy kit is also printed and posted and comes complete with matching envelopes.
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