Use a certified courier or traceable postal service to reduce the delivery time of your application and protect your documents. A person who wishes to apply for the change of name of a minor child as part of the administrative procedure may, if the father or mother or tutor or minor 14 years of age or over objects, submit the application to the court before it is submitted to the Directeur de l`état civil. The court may authorize a change of name of a child in the event of abandonment by the father or mother, in the event of withdrawal of parental authority or in the event of a change of filiation, for example by adoption. If a child who is 16 or 17 years of age wishes to change his or her own name, he or she may do so whether or not he or she is married, provided he or she has the written consent of his or her parents, legal guardian or custodian. In both cases, they must use the application to change an adult`s name and pay the fee. If your child has the same last name as you and you change it, your child`s last name will also be changed. Then, the director will send you a form called Name Change Request. You must explain on this form why you want to change your name. You must attach certain documents and pay an application fee. Important! All documents you signed with your old name are still valid. For example, if you signed a contract under the name Paul Dubé-Lessard, you still have responsibilities under the contract, even though your name is now Paul Dubé. Once the name change is complete, you will receive a name change certificate.
All application forms, fees and proof of name change must then be submitted by mail or in person to the Office of the Registrar General. For more information about the name change, contact a lawyer. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a letter confirming the change. You will then need to order a new Ontario birth certificate that includes your new name as well as your old name. You can also get other documents issued by the Ontario government, such as a driver`s licence and health card, showing your new last name. Visit ontario.ca for more information. To apply for a change of name with the Directeur de l`état civil, you must meet all of the following conditions: One of our lawyers can help you change the name your parents gave you at birth. First, we can help you deal with the registrar for your name change. In addition, we may also appeal the Registrar`s decision if necessary. Finally, if necessary, we can file an application for a name change in court. Our team also submits name changes to adoption courts.
Be sure to make all your travel reservations, such as tickets and hotels, in the name on your passport. Ideally, your ID card should also match the name you have on your passport. We recommend that you do not plan your trip until you have received your passport. In accordance with the Civil Code of Québec and subject to exemption, a person who applies to the Directeur de l`état civil for a change of name must make public his intention to change his name and, where applicable, that of his children. These publications allow interested persons to become aware of your request for a change of name. If you have multiple first names on your proof of Canadian citizenship, you can request that your first names in your passport be slightly different. To do this, you must apply for a new adult passport. The Director will make the final decision on whether to accept your application. If the Director accepts your request, he or she will normally post a notice on his or her website.
You will then receive an official certificate confirming your name change. You will need to apply for a new passport if your name or your child`s name has changed as a result of a legal name change, court order or adoption order. You can change your first name in your application to change your gender designation. Read our article on changing your gender designation to learn more. If you get married, you can change your last name to your spouse`s surname (or by combining both surnames with a hyphen, or by combining both surnames with a space in between). You do not need to ask to use this alias. If you or the person whose name you applied for was born outside Québec and the birth is not registered in the Québec Register of Civil Status, you must first ask the Directeur de l`état civil to register the act of birth so that the application for a change of name can be processed. In this case, you must complete the application for registration of a certificate of civil status filed outside Québec in the form Registre de l`état civil du Québec (PDF, 52 Kb), which is located in the Forms section. For more information, see Registration of a document made outside Québec in the Québec Register of Civil Status. You can apply for a name change for yourself if you are 14 years of age or older and have lived in Québec for at least one year.
You want to change your name. However, you are not a Canadian citizen and do not reside in Quebec? Or does the person you represent not have Canadian citizenship and residence in Quebec? That doesn`t mean you can`t change your name. However, certain criteria apply to your situation. If a person`s name change takes effect, it is the responsibility of that person or their parent or guardian to have their name changed in the records of government departments or agencies. This includes presenting a change of name certificate and a new birth certificate as proof. You will need to apply for a new passport if you change your last name due to a change in relationship status. It can be a marriage, a registered partnership or a divorce. You must attach all the necessary documents for a new application and pay the fee. The ID you provide with your application must include your new last name. If you are not satisfied with the Director`s decision, you have 30 days from receiving the decision to ask the Supreme Court to review it. The court will re-examine your case and you will be able to present new evidence (evidence). A person`s name is the surname and given name(s) that appear at birth.
In all other cases, you need a serious reason to change your first or last name. Here are some examples: In Quebec, depending on the situation, there are 2 procedures in which you can request a name change: If your passport is one of the most mentioned, you will have to apply for a new passport and pay the fees. The application for a change of the child`s name must be made to the court if one of the child`s parents or guardian (guardian) objects, or if the child is against it and is 14 years of age or older. To legally change your surname at the time of marriage, you must complete Form 1 Change of Surname, which applies to both legally married and common-law partners. The submission of this type of application is free of charge, provided that you do so within 90 days of the marriage or the submission of a joint declaration of the conjugal relationship. After 90 days, fees apply. In addition to completing this form, you must provide the following documents: If you use your government-issued marriage certificate and other government documents to prove your identity, Canadian citizenship and residence in Ontario, you may be able to get a new driver`s licence and health card. There is no cost for this type of surname change. Once you have a driver`s license with your new adopted last name, you can use your adopted name in your bank accounts and do other business under that new name. This type of name change does not change the last name on your birth certificate.
But you or the person with whom you made the contract can ask to change the contract so that it bears your new name. If you need your passport in less than 25 business days, personally choose to make sure you get it on time. Many people change their names when they get married, as well as for other personal or professional reasons. There are different ways to change a person`s name, depending on their age and the circumstances in which they want to change it.