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.
Marriage Name Change
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.
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 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.
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.
How to change your name in BC and what other brides are doing.
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!