It’s important to update the name on your MSP as soon as practical. All other BC provincial identification documents require proof your name has been changed with MSP before they can be updated. If you have a self-managed plan, update the name on your MSP online in just 15 minutes. You’ll need to provide proof of your name change, such as your marriage or legal name change certificate. If reverting to your prior name, you can include a copy of your marriage and birth certificates or divorce agreement (if it shows both married and former names).
Some workplaces administer the MSP as a group plan on your behalf, in which case the change should be requested through your human resources office.
Once your MSP is updated you will be issued with a letter confirming the change about 3 weeks later. You can then update the name on your driver’s licence, BC Services Card or BCID in person at an ICBC driver licensing office.
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