Social Insurance Number Name Change

Social Insurance Number Name Change

Social Insurance Number Name Change

Service Canada requires you to update your SIN card in person at any Service Canda outlet. A new card will be issued on the spot.

Take original proof of identity documents. This includes:

  • one primary document, such as your birth or citizenship certificate
  • the original document proving your name change (eg: marriage certificate, amended birth certificate, divorce decree, legal name change certificate) 
  • Government issued photo ID (under either name)

Permanent residents must show record of landing, permanent resident card or other primary document (refer to full list of accepted documents). 

You can only lodge your application by mail if you live more than 100 kms from a Service Canada outlet. There is no charge to replace a SIN card as a result of name change.

If you change names on your SIN card, be sure to change names with all other agencies and companies around the same time so you don't have issues when proving your identity. Easy Name Change provides you with the forms, ready to send name change letters and filing instructions for hundreds of Canadian companies. 


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Click the button below to get detailed name change procedures for over 600 Canadian organizations. We'll also provide step by step details on how to change names and any special forms you may need.

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