While most name changes are from marriage, you may be reverting to your former name or legally changing names. We explain the process for all types of name changes in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland Marriage Name Change
There’s no registration of your new married name, just start using it! You’ll need to get in contact with all the necessary companies to get your identification and accounts updated. A few need to be visited in person, such as your NL driver’s licence and most banks, and they need to sight your original marriage certificate. If you don’t have it download it from the button below.
Update your records
Next, get your name changed on all your accounts, memberships and ID. Each company has a different procedure, they may have their own form or require a letter, email or something else. Don’t waste hours on hold figuring out what to send where. Click the button below to get personalized and ready to send name change forms, letters and emails for hundreds of Canadian organizations.
Newfoundland divorce and reverting to prior name
You don’t need to be divorced to revert to your prior name. No matter what your marital status you can be known by either your married or maiden name at any time. Simply start using your preferred name. To change all your accounts and records back to your former name you’ll need to show a government-issued document as proof of your name change. If you’re divorced then show your divorce order if it lists your married and maiden names. Otherwise, show it together with your marriage certificate. If you’re not divorced you may show your marriage certificate together with either your birth or citizenship certificate (which must be in your former name). All documents must be issued by a government authority. If you need a replacement marriage certificate, click the button above – in the Marriage Name Change section.
Once you have your proof of name change, simply attach it to our notifications and send! We provide ready to send forms, letters and emails in just 10 minutes. No calling around to figure out what to send where!
Newfoundland legal name change
All other name changes require a legal name change with Vital Statistics. You must be 16 years or older and have been residing in the province for at least 3 months prior to application. Apply directly to Vital Statistics for the form. A name changes application costs $100. If you were born in NL your birth certificate will be updated. Order a replacement birth certificate for $30. You can show either an amended birth certificate or a legal name change as proof throughout Canada.
Next comes the most time-consuming part – contacting each company to request your name be updated, followed by hours of form filling and letter writing. Click the button below to get ready to send name change forms, letters and emails in just minutes!